• Ergonomics

    Technical Design

    The concept of supervisory control supplies basic design indications, referring to the degree of mechanization and automation. “The term supervisory control derives from the close analogy between a supervisor’s interaction with subordinate people in a human organization and a person’s interaction with intelligent automated subsystems”. A supervisor gives instructions to the subordinates who have to understand and transform them into detailed actions. The subordinates, again, present their results to the supervisor. The supervisor has to compare his goals — in analogy to the cybernetic system approach with the results presented by the subordinates. Then he has to decide on the further action to be taken. The same sort of interaction…

  • Uncategorized,  Work Environment

    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 and when sales improve wages increase. In a nutshell that is what this book is about: 1.…

  • Body Fitness,  case study : body fitness,  Dance,  Flexibility Postures,  Hard Skill,  Nutrition,  Pshyical Health,  Uncategorized

    Measuring posture

    How, then, can we determine if a posture in itself is harmful? A good rule of thumb is that if a posture is held near the outer range of motion, it is probably not a good position for taking on external forces. For many ergonomics evaluation methods, posture is defined in terms of joint angles between body segments. A “neutral” posture is considered the least amount of loading, and resembles a relaxed, standing, symmetrical body position with the arms hanging along the sides of the body . Deviating from this relaxed, standing posture is considered an increase in risk for harmful loading. For situations where work postures are being observed…

  • Ergonomics

    Work Environment/Environmental Influences

      On the one hand, social and cultural factors, which affect the work system are assigned to the work environment. On the other hand, the term “environment” means the spatially surrounding fields, from which physical and chemical, and in addition, biological (e.g., bacteriological) influences affect humans and their physical ability. The physical –chemical work environment can be differentiated according to the kind of influences it has on the working person: Working materials Radiation Climate Noise and sound Mechanical vibrations Lighting On the basis of the fact that individual work environment factors rarely appear isolated, but in combination with each other a consideration of effects is only permissible for the entirety…

  • Ergonomics

    Job Order and Work Task The objective

    The objective job order —or in the sense of a recognized obligation leading to a self-identified order usually would be redefined by the employee in the form of a task. A distinction between job order and work task appears essential, as employees rarely adopt job orders accurately or how they areintended, but follow their own subjective interpretation of the job order. In perception, the job order —termed by him as “objective task input” —consist of “stimulus materials” and instructions. Regarding instructions, there is a differentiation between “instructions about goals” and “instructions about operations.” Mostly orders consist of a combination of goals and rules concerning the work method, that is, “Minimize…

  • BSC,  Uncategorized

    FIRST THINGS FIRST: WHY ARE YOU DEVELOPINGBALANCED SCORECARD?

     I can still remember that morning a few summers back. Before the alarm had a chance to shake me from my slumber I jumped out of bed with a great sense of anticipation, stemming from the fact that I was to begin a Scorecard engagement with a new public-sector client that day. After a hearty breakfast of grapefruit and toast (my grandfather’s favorite), I opened my front door and took a  couple of steps towards my car when it hit me—something you rarely feel in Southern California—humidity. Not the stifl ing, barely-drag-one-foot-in-front- of-the-other kind of humidity you get in a Florida summer, but a warm and damp enough sensation for…

  • BSC

    Professionalism Skills for Workplace Success

    Professionalism Skills for Workplace Success continues to remain committed to its original purpose of addressing employer concerns by providing those new to the workplace with basic skills for success on the job and providing job seekers the tools they need to secure the job of their dreams. This unique text prepares students for their first professional workplace experience By linking an individual’s life plan to behavior necessary for workplace success. The text content is applicable to any individual who will be transitioning from The classroom to the work environment. While economics and technology continued to be the primary influence for revisions in this fourth edition, the authors also strived for…

  • MBO

    MBO Research

    Public companies As with all potential deals, the incumbent management team are in the ringside seats if a sale is in prospect. There has been a marked increase in the number of P2P deals completed in recent years as plcs have sought to refocus their businesses, or shareholders have agitated for an exit, when no trade buyer is interested. The next chapter covers some of the issues you will come across in attempting to do a deal in this sector.  Describes MBOs at Taunton Cider, Dennis-Eagle and Cloverleaf Group, all of which were bought from public companies. Research  “Time spent on reconnaissance is rarely wasted in the field” is an…

  • MBO

    MBO Hystory

    The genesis of venture capital in the UK can be traced back to the great crash of public stock markets in 1929. The Macmillan Report in 1931 highlighted the equity gap which was a constraining factor in the recovery and growth of companies. This ultimately led to the creation of two organisations: the Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation and the Finance Corporation for Industry. In the 1980s these merged to form what is now.  Since 1983 (when records began), members of the British Venture Capital Association have invested an aggregate sum well in excess of £60bn in more than 25,000 companies. This contribution to the UK’s economic effort cannot be…

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    How big is the problem?

    MSDs are the work-related health problem with the highest impact on sickness absenteeism in Europe; they are the cause of half of all absences from work and cost the EU €240 billion each year in productivity losses (Fit for Work Europe 2013). MSDs are also the work-related health problem with the highest impact on permanent incapacity; 61% of permanent incapacity is due to MSDs (OSHA 2007). Forty-four million workers across the EU have an MSD caused by their work, 30% of those with MSDs also have depression, making it even more difficult for them to stay in or return to work (Bevan 2013). Individual biological and lifestyle-related factors that influence…