Introduction to work study - Productivity – scope of motion and time study - Work methods design.

Motion study-process analysis – process chart – flow diagram – assembly process chart – man and machine chart – two handed process chart - Micro motion and memo motion study.

Work measurement and its methods.

Work sampling – Determining time standards from standard data and formulas - Predetermined motion time standards – work factor system – methods time measurement, Analytical Estimation. Measuring work by physiological methods – heart rate measurement – measuring oxygen consumption– establishing time standards by physiology methods.

Motion economy- Ergonomics practices – human body measurement – layout of equipment – seat design - design of controls and compatibility – environmental control – vision and design of displays. Design of work space, chair table.


  1. Barnes, Raeph.m., “Motion and Time Study – Design and Measurement of Work “, John Wiley &sons, New York, 1990.

  2. Mc.Cormick, E.J., “Human Factors in Engineering and Design”, Mc.Graw Hill.

  3. ILO, “Introduction to Work study “, Geneva, 1974.