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A proposal for installation of an arm rest for the AMP electric wire terminating machine.

Authors
Davis-D; Estes-H Jr.
Source
Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan 1973 Jun; :1-22
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00049757
Abstract
A study was made of the feasibility of complimenting the AMP electric wire terminating machine with a comfortable arm rest to enhance operator comfort and productivity. The results indicate that working with an arm rest is more comfortable than working without one. The fact that the number of errors increases with production time suggests an increase in fatigue. Fatigue induced errors can be prevented by decreasing the amount of hand motions and their magnitudes; this is achieved with 2 of the arm rests described. The mean number of errors is significantly reduced with all 3 arm rest designs described, especially with the hammock arm rest. All arm rest tested resulted in decreased production time and subsequent increase in productivity.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Grants-other; Human-factors-engineering; Man-machine-systems; Ergonomics; Work-measurement; Energy-expenditure; Anthropometry; Physical-exercise; Statistical-analysis; Electrical-equipment; Time-motion-studies; Work-analysis-techniques
Contact
Industrial Engineering University of Michigan 2260 G G Brown University Ann Arbor, Mich 48105
Publication Date
19730601
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Amount
1451564
Funding Type
Grant;
Fiscal Year
1973
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-204599
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T01-OH-00161
NIOSH Division
OEP
Priority Area
Other Occupational Concerns; Grants-other
Source Name
Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan
State
MI
Performing Organization
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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