Since the Industrial Revolution, the measurement of human work has been of great interest. Initially, this interest revolved around determining pay-related performance of miners or navvies digging canals, on the railways and roads. Tate (1870) defines a unit of work as ‘the labour requisite to raise one pound through one foot of space’, and his texts give examples based around manual labour.
|Title of host publication||Routledge Handbook of Ergonomics in Sport and Exercise|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Name||Routledge International Handbooks|