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Kai Way Li

 

Kai Way Li
Title
Professor
Office
M548
Office Tel.
+886-3-5186583
Fax
+886-3-5186575
E-Mail
email
Lab
Ergonomic Lab
Research
research
Diploma (Undergraduate)
Degree
Department
University
BS
Civil Engineering
National Chiao Tung University
Diploma (Master)
MS
Industrial Engineering
University of Texas at Arlington
Diploma
(Ph.D.)
Ph.D.
Industrial Engineering
TexasTechUniversity
Work Experience
Position
Company
Research scientist
Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety, USA
Visiting scholar
Harvard University, USA
Director
Environmental Health, Chung-Hua University
Chair
Transportation Management, Chung-Hua University
Associate professor
Chung-Hua University
Deputy Director
Center for Extension Education, Chung-Hua University
Research Interests
Ergonomic, job design, experiment design
Courses Taught
Ergonomics
Experiment design
Occupational Safety & Health
Technical writing
Topics in quantitative analysis
Work study
 
 

 

Jounal Paper
 

Li, K.W. (1993), "Application of signal detection theory in hazard prevention,," Institute of Occupational Safety & Health Journal,, Vol. 1, No. (2),, pp. 55-60.

 
 

Li, K.W. (1993), "Current and future research of slip/fall accidents,," Institute of Occupational Safety & Health Journal,, Vol. 1, No. (3),, pp. 77-85.

 
 

Li, K.W. (1993), "Prevention of slipping/falling: interaction between the foot and floor when walking with load carriage,," Journal of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers,, Vol. 10, No. (3),, pp. 155-159.

 
 

Li, K.W. (1994), "Perception of slipping of the foot in workplace,," Institute of Occupational Safety & Health Journal,, Vol. 2, No. (3),, pp. 37-45.

 
 

Li, K.W. (1997), "Prevention of work-related falling/slipping accidents in Taiwan,," Journal of Occupational Health, Vol. 39,, No. , pp. 75-79. (SCI)

 
 

Li, K.W., Yeh WY, Chu, JC, Chen, CY (1997), "Investigation of current status of cumulative trauma disorders in semiconductor manufacturing industry,," Institute of Occupational Safety & Health Journal,, Vol. 5, No. (1),, pp. 1-14.

 
 

Li, K.W., Hsu, YW (1998), "Prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms for employees in Hsin-Chu Science Park,," Institute of Occupational Safety & Health Journal,, Vol. 6, No. (4),, pp. 21-34.

 
 

Li, K.W., Wei, PC, Lee, CL (1999), "Analysis of unnatural postures on construction sites,," Journal of Ergonomics Studies,, Vol. 1, No. (1),, pp. 131-139.

 
 

Li, K.W. (1999), "Postural analysis of four jobs on two construction sites: an experience of using the OWAS method in Taiwan,," Journal of Occupational Health, Vol. 41,, No. , pp. 183-190. (SCI)

 
 

Li, K.W. (2000), "Improving postures in construction work,," Ergonomics in Design,, Vol. , No. , pp. 11-16.

 
 

Li, K.W. (2002), "Ergonomics design and evaluation of wire-typing hand tools,," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics,, Vol. 30,, No. , pp. 149-161. (SSCI)

 
 

Li, K.W., Cheng, YC, Chen, CY, Yeh, WY (2002), "Self-report musculoskeletal symptoms and biomechanical task analysis for photographers,," Institute of Occupational Safety & Health Journal, Vol. 10, No. (1),, pp. 12-21.

 
 

Li, K. W., Chen, C. J., Lin, Y.H., Yeh, W.Y. (2003), "Slip Resistance and Muscular Activity of the Shank under Clean Room Footwear/Floor Environment,," Institute of Occupational Safety & Health Journal, Vol. 11,, No. , pp. 261-273.

 
 

Li, K.W., Hsu, YW, Tasi, CJ (2003), "Applying the BRIEF Survey in Taiwan's High-Tech Industries,," Journal of the Computer, the Internet and Management,, Vol. 11, No. (2),, pp. 78-86.

 
 

Li, K.W. (2003), "An Ergonomics Assessment of Four Female Shoes: Friction Coefficients of the Soles on the Floors and Electromyographic Activities in the Shank When Walking,," Journal of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers,, Vol. 20, No. (5),, pp. 472-480. (EI)

 
 

Li, K.W. (2003), "Ergonomics evaluation of fixture used for power driven wire-typing hand tool,," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics,, Vol. 32,, No. , pp. 71-79. (SSCI)

 
 

Li, K.W., Chen, CJ (2004), "The effect of shoe soling tread groove width on the coefficient of friction with different sole materials, floors, and contaminants,," Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 35,, No. , pp. 499-507. (SCI)

 
 

Chang, WR, Li, K.W., Huang YH, Filiaggi, A,Courtney TK, (2004), "Assessing Floor Slipperiness in Fast-Food Restaurants in Taiwan using Objective and Subjective Measures,," Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 35, No. (4),, pp. 401-408. (SCI)

 
 

Li, K.W., Chang, WR, Leamon, TB, Chen, CJ (2004), "Floor slipperiness measurement: friction coefficient, roughness of floors, and subjective perception under spillage conditions,," Safety Science, Vol. 42, No. (6),, pp. 547-565. (SCI)

 
 

Li, K.W., Chen, CJ (2005), "Measurement of floor slipperiness using footwear pads with various tread groove width design,," Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers, Vol. 22, No. (5),, pp. 408-418. (EI)

 
 

Chang, W. R., Li, K. W., Huang, Y. H., Filiaggi, A.and Courtney, T.K., (2006), "Objective and subjective measurements of slipperiness in fast-food restaurants in the USA and their comparison with the previous results obtained in Taiwan,," Safety Science, Vol. 44, No. 10, pp. 891-903. (SCI)

 
 

Li, KW, TK. Courtney, Y-H Huang, W-R Chang, A Filiaggi (2006), "Slipping and Falling Experience and Perception of Floor Slipperiness: a Field Survey in Ten Fast-Food Restaurants in Taiwan,," Professional Safety, Vol. 34, No. , pp. 34-38.

 
 

Li, K.W., Chen, C. J., Lin, C. H., Hsu, YW (2006), "Relationship between measured friction coefficient and two tread groove design parameters for footwear pads,," Tsinghua Science & Technology, Vol. 11, No. (6),, pp. 712-719. (EI)

 
 

Huang, Y. H., Verma, S. K., Chang, W. R., Li, K. W. and Filiaggi, A., (2006), "Factors Influencing Restaurant Worker Perception of Floor Slipperiness,," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene,, Vol. 3, No. (11), pp. 592-598. (EI)

 
 

Li, KW, Chang W-R, Lin, CH, Wei, JC (2006), "Relationship between the measured friction coefficients of floors on a horizontal surface and on a 10° ramp,," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 36, No. , pp. 705-711. (SSCI)

 
 

Li, K.W., Chang, W.R., Wei, J.C., Kou, C.H. (2006), "Friction Measurement on Ramps Using the Brungraber Mark II Slipmeter,," Safety Science, Vol. 44,, No. , pp. 375-386. (SCI)

 
 

Li, K.W., Wu, H.H., Lin, Y.C. (2006), "The effect of shoe sole tread groove depth on the friction coefficient with different sole materials, floors, and contaminants,," Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 37,, No. , pp. 743-748. (SCI)

 
 

Li, K.W., Chen, CJ (2006), "Effects of tread groove orientation and width of the footwear pads on measured friction coefficients,," Safety Science, Vol. 43, No. (7),, pp. 391-405. (SCI)

 
 

Chang WR, Li KW, Filiaggi A, Huang YH,Courtney TK, (2007), "Friction Variations in Common Working Areas of Fast-Food Restaurants," Applied Ergonomics (SCI, EI), Vol. , No. , pp. -. (EI)

 
 

Li, KW, Yu, R-f, Han, XL (2007), "Physiological and Psychophysical Responses in Handling Maximum Acceptable Weights Under Different Footwear-Floor Friction Conditions,," Applied Ergonomics (SCI, EI)., Vol. , No. 38, pp. 259-265. (SCI)

 
 

Li, KW, Hsu, Y-W, Chang, W-R, Lin C-H (2007), "Friction Measurements on Three Commonly used Floors on a College Campus Under Dry, Wet, and Sand-Covered Conditions,," Safety Science, Vol. 45, No. 9, pp. 980-992. (SCI)

 
 

Li, KW, Chang, C-C, Chang, WR, (2008), "Slipping of the foot on the floor when pulling a pallet truck,," Applied Ergonomics (SCI, EI), Vol. , No. , pp. -. (SCI)

 

Conference Paper
 

Leamon, TB, Li, K.W. (1990), "Microslip length and perception of slipping,," Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Occupational Health, Montreal,, Vol. , No. Canada,, pp. -.

 
 

Li, K. W. (1991), "Application of Signal Detection Theory on Human Factor Engineering,," presentation at the Department of Industrial Engineering, National Tsing Hua University,, Vol. , No. Hsin-Chu, Taiwan., pp. -.

 
 

Leamon, TB, Li, K.W. (1991), "Load carrying and slip length,," Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of Human Factor Society,, Vol. , No. San Francisco, pp. 1150-1161.

 
 

Li, K.W. (1992), "Load carrying and ground reaction force for slip/fall accidents,," Proceedings of the 2nd Pan-Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics,, Vol. , No. , pp. 68-73.

 
 

Li, KW, Ho, LH (1992), "Assessment of the occurrence of slipping by the index for pedestrian safety,," Proceedings of Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers National Conference,, Vol. , No. , pp. 110-113.

 
 

Li, KW, (1994), "Perception of slipping on various floors,," Proceedings of the International Conference on Ergonomics in Occupational Safety and Health., Vol. , No. , pp. -.

 
 

Li, KW, Pei, W, Lin, GH, Huang, YC (1995), "C, Effects of background complexity on the detection of traffic signs,," Annual conference of Chinese Transportation Society., Vol. , No. , pp. 84-86.

 
 

Li, KW, Huang, YC (1995), "Ergonomic analysis of road sign design and positioning,," Annual conference of the Ergonomic Society in Taiwan., Vol. , No. , pp. -.

 
 

Li, KW, Yeh, WY, Chen, CY, Hsu, YW (1996), "Job analysis concerning musculoskeletal injuries for workers in semi-conductor industry,," Annual conference of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers., Vol. , No. , pp. 955-960.

 
 

Li, KW (1996), "Identification of work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a case study,," Proceedings of the 4th Pan-Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics,, Vol. , No. , pp. 84-86.

 
 

Li, KW, Hsu, YW, Chu, CC, (1997), "Prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms among workers in high-tech industries,," Annual conference of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers., Vol. , No. , pp. -.

 
 

Li, KW, Young, CL, Kuo, MS, Wei, PC (1998), "Development of Chinese Ovako working posture analyzing system,," Annual conference of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers., Vol. , No. , pp. 640-645.

 
 

Li, KW, Wei, CC (1998), "Endurance time of lifting tasks for male construction workers,," annual conference of the Ergonomic Society in Taiwan,, Vol. , No. , pp. 63-67.

 
 

Li, KW, Hunag, TW (1999), "Effects of posture and weight on grip forces,," Annual conference of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers., Vol. , No. , pp. 26-29.

 
 

Li, KW, Chen, YC, Kuo, MS, Wei, PC (1999), "Working posture analyses for highway toll station cashiers,," Annual conference of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers., Vol. , No. , pp. -.

 
 

Li, KW, Lin, GH, Lee, CH, Lin, CC, Chen, YP, Zhou, SL (1999), "Working posture analysis for restaurant workers,," Annual conference of the Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineers., Vol. , No. , pp. -.

 
 

Li, KW, Chen, YC (2000), "An Assessment of Working Postures for Cashiers in Highway Toll Station,," Proceedings of the 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management System,, Vol. , No. Hong Kong,, pp. 127-131.

 
 

Lee, CH, Li, KW, (2000), "An analysis of computer interface design- a case study on EMG software,," Annual conference of the Ergonomic Society in Taiwan,, Vol. , No. , pp. 276-279.

 
 

Li, KW, Huang, CW, Young, CL (2000), "Grip forces under different postures for bi-manual material handling tasks,," Annual conference of the Ergonomic Society in Taiwan,, Vol. , No. , pp. 40-43.

 
 

Li, KW, Lee, CH, Kuo, MS, Chen, PL (2000), "Acceptable number of upper extremities lifting for highway toll station cashiers,," Annual conference of the Ergonomic Society in Taiwan,, Vol. , No. , pp. 26-29.

 
 

Hsu, YW, Li, KW, Chung, YC (2001), ""Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Traditional Industries",," APOSHO-17Proceedings,, Vol. , No. , pp. 568-577.

 
 

Li, KW (2001), "Biomechanical analysis of ergonomics risk for camera journalists,," Proceedings of the 4th Pan-Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics,, Vol. , No. Beijing., pp. -.

 
 

Li, KW (2001), "Work improvements for plumbing task,," advances in Ergonomic safety & workplace improvement conference, 58-61., Vol. , No. , pp. 58-61.

 
 

Li, KW, (2001), "Prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries among construction workers in Taiwan," Advances in Ergonomic safety & workplace improvement conference,, Vol. , No. , pp. 55-57.

 
 

Li, KW, Cheng, YC, Chen, CY, Yeh, WY , (2001), "Survey on musculoskeletal injuries among on-site photographers of the press,," Annual conference of the Ergonomic Society in Taiwan,, Vol. , No. , pp. 23-28.

 
 

Li, KW, Hsu, YW, Chung, YC (2002), "Slip prevention on campus,," 17th annual conference in vocational education, 1, Vol. , No. , pp. 1889-1896.

 
 

Li, KW, Chen, CJ, Chen, YP, Lin, YH, Yeh, WY (2002), "Friction measurement in the clean rooms of semiconductor manufacturers,," 17th annual conference in vocational education, 1, Vol. , No. , pp. 1897-1904.

 
 

Li, KW, Chen, CJ, Hsu, Y (2002), "Effects of water and vegetable oil on the coefficient of friction between shoe sole and floor,," Annual conference of the Ergonomic Society in Taiwan,, Vol. , No. , pp. 1-6.

 
 

Li, KW, Chen, CJ, Chen, YP, Lin, YH, Yeh, WY (2002), "Investigation of the muscular activities of the lower shank under clean room footwear/floor environment, Annual conference of the Ergonomic Society in Taiwan, 17-20.," Annual conference of the Ergonomic Society in Taiwan,, Vol. , No. , pp. 17-20.

 
 

Li, KW, Chang, WR, Huang, YH, Courtney, KT, Filiaggi, A, Hsu, KH (2003), "A Survey of Floor Slipperiness and Employees' Experiences of Slipping/Falling in Fast Food Restaurants in Taiwan,," 1st International Scientific Conference on Occupational and Environmental health,, Vol. Vietnam., No. Hanoi,, pp. -.

 
 

Li, KW, Chen, CJ (2003), "Effects of Tread Groove Width on the Friction Coefficient between Shoe Soles and Floors,," 1st International Scientific Conference on Occupational and Environmental health,, Vol. Vietnam., No. Hanoi,, pp. -.

 
 

Li, KW, Chang, WR, Huang, YH, Filiaggi, A, Courtney, KT (2003), "Objective and Subjective Measurement of Floor Slipperiness in Fast-Food Restaurants in Taiwan,," 15th Triennial congress of the International Ergonomics Association,, Vol. Seoul, Korea., No. , pp. -.

 
 

Li, KW, Wan, CJ (2003), "Design and Evaluation of a Fixture used For Powered Wire-Tying Hand Tools,," Annual conference of Ergonomics Society, Vol. Taiwan,, No. , pp. 37-41.

 
 

Li, KW, Chen, CJ, Chang, WR, Courtney, TK, Huang, YH, Hsu, KS (2003), "Measures of floor slipperiness in the kitchen of western-style fast-food restaurants,," Annual Conference of the Ergonomic Society, Vol. Taiwan,, No. , pp. 422-426.

 
 

Li, KW, Chang, WR, Huang, YH, Courtney, TK, Filiaggi, A, and Hsu, KH (2004), "A survey of floor slipperiness and experience of slips and falls in fast-food restaurants in Taiwan,," annual conference of Ergonomic Society,, Vol. , No. Swansar, UK., pp. -.

 
 

Chang, W. R., Li, K. W., Huang, Y. H., Filiaggi, A. and Courtney, T. K., (2005), "Using Objective and Subjective Measures to Assess Floor Slipperiness in Fast-Food Restaurants in Taiwan,," XVIIth World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, Orlando,, Vol. Maastricht, Netherlands,, No. Florida, pp. -.

 
 

Li, K.W., Lin, Y.C., Chen, C.J. (2005), "Investigation of tread groove depth effects on slip resistance, annual conference of the Ergonomics Society in," XVIIth World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, Orlando,, Vol. Taiwan, No. Taipei, pp. -.

 
 

Courtney, T.K., Santosh, V., Huang, Y.H., Filiaggi, A., Chang, W.R., Li, K.W. (2005), "Factors influencing US worker perception of floor slipperiness,," presentation at Ergonomics Society annual conference, Hatfield, UK., Vol. , No. , pp. -.

 
 

Li, K.W., Chang, W.R., Chen, C.J., Wei, J.C. (2005), "Friction measurement on an inclined surface using the Brungarber Mark II slipmeter,," Ergonomics Society annual conference, Hatfield, UK., Vol. , No. , pp. -.

 
 

11. Chang, W.R., Filiaggi, A., Li, K.W., Huang, Y.H., Courtney, T.K. (2005), "A field assessment of potential friction variation in a fast-food restaurant in the USA,," Ergonomics Society annual conference, Hatfield, UK., Vol. , No. , pp. -.

 
 

Li, KW, Lin, C.H., Lin, Y.C. (2005), "Effects of tread groove depth on measured coefficient of friction using the Brungraber Mark II slipmeter,," International Symposium on slips, trips, and falls, International Society for Occupational Ergonomics & Safety (ISOES) annual conference,, Vol. , No. Las Vegas,, pp. -.

 
 

Li, K.W., Chang, C.L. (2006), "Modeling the effects of handwear and hand posture on four performance measures in foil fencing,," Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society,, Vol. , No. , pp. -.

 
 

Chang, W. R., Huang, Y. H., Li, K. W., Filiaggi, A. and Courtney, T. K., (2006), "Friction Variation in Assessing Slipperiness in Fast-Food Restaurants in the USA,," The Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society,, Vol. , No. San Francisco, California,, pp. 2232-2236.

 
 

Li, KW, Yu, R-f, Han, X.L. (2006), "Physiological and psychophysical responses of materials handling under different footwear-floor slipperiness conditions,," paper presented in the 16th World Congress on Ergonomics, International Ergonomics Association,, Vol. Maastricht, Netherlands,, No. , pp. 2232-2236.

 
 

Li, KW, Chang, C-C, Chang, W-R (2006), "Slipping and falling when pulling a hand truck,," paper presented in the 16th World Congress on Ergonomics, International Ergonomics Association,, Vol. Maastricht, Netherlands,, No. , pp. -.

 
 

Chang, C.L., Li, K.W., Lin, C.L., Chen, C.C., Chang, J.H. (2006), "Study of hand muscles EMG examination and impacts by type of handle,," paper presented in the 16th World Congress on Ergonomics, International Ergonomics Association,, Vol. Maastricht, Netherlands,, No. , pp. -.

 
 

Lu, C.W., Lai, C.E., Tsai, T.Y., Pan, J.M., Li, K.W. (2006), "Relationships between Adult In-patient Falling Event and Friction of Ground in Hospital,," paper presented in the 16th World Congress on Ergonomics, International Ergonomics Association,, Vol. Maastricht, Netherlands,, No. , pp. -.

 

Projects
  Dynamics of slipping and falling with horizontal pulling tasks
(CSR 0501)
 
  physiological and perceputal responses in Chinese construction workers during combined tasks
(CSR0505)
 
  Am assessment of a newly designed slipmeter
(CSR0602,)
 
  Effects of tread groove design on slip resistance (III)
(NSC93-2213-E216-021.)
 
  Effects of tread groove design on slip resistance (II)
(NSC92-2213-E-216-006.)
 
  Investigation of construction safety for workers in river constructing projects
(****)
 
  Effects of tread groove design on slip resistance (I)
(NSC91-2213-E-216-010.)
 
  Effects of footwear and floor materials on muscular activities on the shank for females
(NSC90-2218-E-216-008.)
 
  improvements of slip resistance for clean room footwear soles
(IOSH90-H123.)
 
  Ergonomic design and evaluation of powered wire-tying hand tool
(NSC89-2213-E-216-035.)
 
  Subjective perception of physical workload for occcupational photographers in field video taking tasks
(IOSH89-331)
 
  Job analysis & improvement of hand tool for plumbing tasks on construction sites
(IOSH88-H327.)
 
  Effects of posture and weight of load on grip force
(NSC88-2213-E-216-004.)
 
  Development of Chinese OWAKO working posture analyzing system
(NSC87-2213-E-216-012.)
 
  investigation of working posture for workers on construction sites
(IOSH86-H328.)
 
  investigation of environmental management models for bus companies in Taiwan
(NSC86-)
 
  Traffic system & site planning for new campus development for Ching-Hua University
(***)
 
  Prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries in high-tech industries
(NSC86-2213-E-216-003.)
 
  Establisment of antropometrical data base for native Taiwanese
(NSC86-2213-E-216-003.)
 
  Prevealence of musculoskeletal injuries for workers in semiconductors factories
(IOSH85-H326.)
 
  Development of worksites sliperiness measurement device
(NSC83-0415-E-216-002.)
 
  Application of signal detection theoory in the analysis of slipping/falling incidences
(NSC82-0-415-E-)
 
  Effects of slip-resistance on the physiological and subjective responses when conducting MMH tasks
(NSC97-2221-E-216-028-MY3)
 
  Comparison of roughness, abrasion, tread pattern, and slip-resistance between new and used shoes
(NSC 97-2221-E-216-027)