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An approach to identify jobs for ergonomic analysis.

Authors
Cornelius-KM; Turin-FC; Wiehagen-WJ; Gallagher-S
Source
Proceedings of the IIE 10th Annual Research Conference, Dallas, Texas, May 20-22, 2001, May 2001 :1-5
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20021281
Abstract
An important part of initiating a site-wide ergonomics evaluation process is prioritizing jobs to be analyzed. While injury data is important, other factors such as worker discomfort and physical exertion requirements, should be considered. This paper describes the use of four sources of data (injury records, the Nordic Standardized Musculoskeletal Questionnaire, supervisor interviews, and management concerns) to prioritize jobs for ergonomic analysis. The approach described integrates the four sources using a decision matrix to prioritize jobs for ergonomics analysis.
Keywords
Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-system; Risk-factors; Mining-industry; Injuries; Machine-operators; Equipment-operators; Mine-workers; Questionnaires
Publication Date
20010520
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2001
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRL
Priority Area
Disease and Injury; Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities; Low Back Disorders
Source Name
Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, 10th Annual Research Conference
State
PA; TX
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