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This is an Ergonomics teaching manual for both University Undergraduates and Postgraduates in Tropical Forestry.
The book has eight chapters.
Chapter I: Defines What is Ergonomics, why study ergonomics in Forestry and the promotion of ergonomics in Tropics Chapter 2.
Covers different food nutrients and energy requirements.
Body muscles, structure, muscular effort, and fatigue.
Physical working capacity, procedures for determining maximum oxygen or aerobic power and relative workload.
Anthropometer, workplace design and working posture Chapter 6.
Occupational diseases; noise, vibration, and heat stress Chapter 7.
Accidents and safety measures, factors contributing to accidents and consequences of accidents.
Ergonomics checklist; objectives and conditions to use ergonomics checklists.
I obtained my Ph.D.
in forestry in 1986.
I have been teaching forest engineering (Ergonomics being part of the course) for the past 40 years at Sokoine University of Agriculture, TZ I have attended several international ergonomics courses and symposium and I was the founder member of the group on the Promotion of Ergonomics in the Tropics in 1979.
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