Hard Work

Hard Work

Defining Physical Work Performance Requirements

by Brian J. Sharkey and Paul O. Davis

Hardback Publication Date: 22/01/2008

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This book focuses on physically demanding occupations that require strength and stamina as conditions of safe, productive and career-long job performance. The perspective is that of the exercise scientist, who studies the physiological responses to arduous work, constructs tests of work capacity, designs training programmes to enhance performance and provides nutrition, hydration and other support. This book attempts to dispel misconceptions, simplify complex ideas and provide an approach for making intelligent and informed employment decisions that will result in a safer, healthier and more productive work force. It looks at the job, the worker and legal aspects of employment, focuses on test development and validation, shows how tests are used in employee selection and considers employee health and performance.The book also looks at job-related issues and includes case studies that illustrate the positives and the negatives of employee selection and physical maintenance in demanding occupations.
ISBN:
9780736065368
9780736065368
Category:
Health & safety issues
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
22-01-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
279x216x21mm
Weight:
0.95kg

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