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Ergonomics in the Garment Industry

Ergonomics in the Garment Industry discusses the


importance of ergonomics in the garment industry,
with a detailed scientific analysis and examples from
the garment industry. Application of ergonomics
through the standardization of micro and macro
environment in the garment industry provides an
example of how to design the present and future
processes; increases the efficiency and productivity of
production; improves health, safety and comfort of
people in the working environment.

Knowledge of ergonomic conditions prevents


employee discomfort, fatigue and physical injury.
Injury related to poor ergonomic conditions can be
prevented by designing the physical work environment
around the physical needs of individual employees.
Therefore, it is necessary to know physiological,
psycho-sociological and anthropometric ergonomic
conditions.

It is important to analyze each workplace in the production of garments and find the way how
to reduce the health problems of workers to a minimum with maximum increase of
productivity. Chapters analyze divisions of ergonomics; conditions of work; ergonomic
principles in designing workplace, working processes and environment, determining working
time and handling material; ergonomics in the storage of textile materials; ergonomics
workplaces in garment manufacture preparation, cutting room, sewing room and finishing
room, and garment warehouse and stores.

Publisher:
Woodhead Publishing India Pvt. Ltd.
303, Vardaan House,
7/28, Ansari Road, Daryaganj
New Delhi – 110002
Tel: +91 (011) 43612145, 91-11-23266107
Email: deepak@sarabooksindia.com
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ISBN: 9789380308265
Pages: 220

Table of Contents:
1 ERGONOMICS DEVELOPMENT
1.1 Definition of ergonomics
1.2 History of ergonomics
1.3 Standards
2 DIVISIONS OF ERGONOMICS
2.1 Categories of ergonomics
2.1.1 Physical ergonomics
2.1.2 Cognitive ergonomics
2.1.2.1 Aspects of cognitive ergonomics
2.1.3 Organizational ergonomics
2.2 Types of ergonomics
2.2.1 Conceptual ergonomics
2.2.2 System ergonomics
2.2.3 Corrective ergonomics
2.2.4 Software ergonomics
2.2.5 Hardware ergonomics
2.3 Micro-ergonomics and macro-ergonomics

3 ERGONOMIC CONDITIONS OF WORK


3.1 Physiological conditions
3.2 Psycho-sociological conditions
3.2.1. Motivation
3.2.2 Fatigue, monotony and stress
3.3 Anthropometric conditions
3.3.1 Biomechanics
3.4 Ecological conditions

4 ERGONOMIC PRINCIPLES
4.1 Ergonomic principles in designing workplace
4.1.1 Analysis of workplace
4.1.2 Analysis of movement
4.1.3 Standing workplace
4.1.4 Sitting workplace
4.2 Ergonomic principles in designing working processes
4.3 Ergonomic principles in determining working time
4.4 Ergonomic principles in handling material and tools
4.5 Ergonomic principles in designing environment
4.5.1 Microclimate
4.5.2 Light
4.5.3 Noise
4.5.4 Vibration
4.5.5 Colour and music
4.5.6 Hygienic conditions

5 ERGONOMIC DESIGN OF WORKPLACE IN GARMENT INDUSTRY


5.1 Ergonomics in the storage of textile materials
5.2 Ergonomics workplaces in garment manufacture preparation
5.3 Ergonomics in cutting room
5.4 Ergonomics in sewing room
5.5 Ergonomics in finishing room
5.6 Ergonomics workplaces in garment warehouse and distribution
5.7 Ergonomics workplaces in the clothing store
5.8 Ergonomics maintenance workplaces
Index