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Direct measurement of exposures to the upper extremity during automobile manufacturing.

Authors
Buchholz-B; Punnett-L; Park-J-S
Source
Proceedings of the IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress, Vol. 5, San Diego, CA, July 30-August 4, 2000. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2000 Jul; 5:166-168
NIOSHTIC No.
20026165
Abstract
This paper explores the measurement of wrist posture and motion on workers in two jobs at a plant that stamps sheet metal parts to be used in automobile assembly. It was hypothesized that the welding assemblers would have more wrist motion than the large press operators, who performed primarily manual material handling activities. Wrist posture was ascertained using a biaxial flexible wire electrogoniometer. Numerical differentiation was performed to calculate angular velocity and acceleration from the posture data. No significant differences were found for the wrist posture or motion data between the jobs.
Keywords
Metal-industry; Metal-industry-workers; Metalworking; Materials-handling; Machine-shop-workers; Machine-operators; Manual-materials-handling; Welders; Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system; Cumulative-trauma-disorders; Cumulative-trauma
Publication Date
20000730
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0945289138
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-
Source Name
Proceedings of the IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress, Vol. 5, San Diego, CA, July 30-August 4, 2000
State
CA; MA
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