Strenght and Stamina Booster

                 The connection between nutrition and stamina is straightforward: food is fuel. along with oxygen it is our primary source of energy. just as we will become fatigued and perform at a lower level when deprived of enough oxygen our energy will drop off when given inadequate nourishment. that is why in this chapter we are going to focus on how the choices we make regarding what we eat and drink can either support—or undermine—our objectives in key areas of stamina: keeping our energy level high without drop-offs strengthening our immune system and Read more

Interaction of posture, forces and time

                  “The safety of the body is ensured by considering its weakest link.”                      It is important to remember that the interaction between posture, force and time may sometimes increase or decrease the total risk (increased probability and severity of injuries) considerably. It is for instance not necessarily true that lifting heavy weights is always a risk; this is acceptable as long as it is done infrequently (to ensure recovery) and with good posture.                   Read more

Physical Loading

                          Based on the knowledge you have acquired in (Basic Anatomy and Physiology), you now have an understanding of how the body’s locomotive. Structures allow movement and the handling of loads. In this chapter, we turn that anatomical and physiological knowledge into mechanical principles of loading, allowing you to identify, analyse and evaluate the greatest risks for physical injury in the workplace.                          One of the great strengths of engineering is the ability to make simplifications in Read more

WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW THIS AS AN ENGINEER?

                      From a physical point of view, having a basic understanding of the human body’s strengths, abilities, and limitations is an important basis for making well thought-out tweaks to the design of the workplace, in order to build work systems that are not a risk to huma health or performance. Knowing how your muscles, bones and joints work may seem like a far cry from your engineering work, but it will significantly help your understanding in later  chapters where physical loading and methods of ergonomics evaluation are  discussed. Another thing Read more

Different engineering roles act on different types of knowledge

                    Engineers may end up playing a variety of different (sometimes overlapping) roles in their professional career. Each with their distinct scope, system level and operational concerns – some switch between several of these throughout their working life, depending on how specialized their working role is and at what system level they are. Expected to address problem solving. For example, an engineer may act on a specialized, operative level with responsibility for a single  production line, which would require specific methods and  knowledge to optimize for human well-being and performance.   Read more

What is ergonomics/human factors?

                  For many people, the word ergonomic is associated primarily with comfy office chairs, the correct labeled “ergonomic”, like kitchenware, backpacks or gardening tools. The word itself comes from the Greek roots ergon (work)and nomos (laws)androughlytranslatesto“th scienceofwork”,focusingonhumanactivity. The purpose of production ergonomics               It can be assumed that anyone in charge of a production system would want all of its sub-components to function together with as much ease and efficiency as possible. When part of that production system is human, the performance of the system as Read more

Its time to ergonomis

               People are one of industrys most important resources. In todays industrial operations people perform physical tasks of assembling and handling materials as well as sensory and cognitive tasks such as inspecting components issuing tools entering data and managing people and operations. simply put it takes people to make products and provide services. People are also prospective customers. If manufactured products meet the needs and desires of customers at a reasonable price customers will buy them. In fact the more attractive these products are and the more competitive the price the greater the sales Read more

Food combined

                     Beforehand, there was an old saying, “you are what you eat”. Nowadays, it may sound very cliché but as a matter of fact, food has brought a significant impact for human’s civilization throughout millennia. This significance is proven by the comparison between existence of Homo habilis – Handy Man, the first skilled human 2.3 – 1.4 million years ago and Homo sapiens – us, Modern Human. Throughout these human evolution phases are shown that human’s organs remain the same with the exception on brain’s volume improvement.                    Read more

Food Supplement

                 Still, it’s important not to overplay the benefit that PHS II found for preventing cancer. “The effect in this study is relatively small,” Dr. Kormos says. Rather than relying on supplements, it’s a better to obtain nutrients from food, which contains a variety of healthful ingredients.  Fruits and vegetables contain many biologically active ingredients that may help to prevent cancer in ways that vitamins and minerals alone do not. “A healthy diet still seems superior to taking a multivitamin, and ifyou already eat a healthy diet, there may be less overall benefit from taking the Read more

Mental Health

         The border separating general ennui from clinical mental-health problems is especially challenging to managers in 21st century workplaces, seeing as it requires them to ask personal questions on matters that they are largely unqualified to deal with.      In early 2017, a Financial Times columnist asked,  1. “Why are we unhappy [at work] when we have gyms and free foods?” 2. She also suggested that “people with university degrees tend to dislike their jobs more than people without them. Hence, as more people have degrees, unhappiness rises.” 3. Because most adults spend at least one Read more