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Ergonomic evaluation of workers at a piston and cylinder liner manufacturing plant.

Authors
Ramsey-J; Eisenberg-J
Source
Int J Occup Environ Health 2009 Jan; 15(1):112
NIOSHTIC No.
20035655
Abstract
The HHE Program responded to a union request at a piston and cylinder liner plant. The request concerned potential ergonomic hazards resulting from job tasks. HHE Program investigators observed work tasks and inter­viewed workers about both their work and medical history. The investigators found that workers use high force, awkward postures, and repetitive motions which increase their risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders. The most common complaints were pain or discomfort in the low back and shoulders resulting from heavy lifting and awkward postures. HHE Program investigators recom­mended that managers add adjustable lifts and tables to reduce bending and reaching and that they train workers to be aware of unsafe work practices. Investigators recommended that employees take the time to work safely and lift properly, as well as promptly report any injuries or unsafe work condi­tions to their supervisors. The final report is available at https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hhe/reports/pdfs/2007-0124-3060.pdf
Keywords
Region-5; Hazard-Confirmed; Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Engineering-controls; Materials-handling; Manual-lifting; Manual-materials-handling; Cumulative-trauma; Cumulative-trauma-disorders; Repetitive-work; Automotive-industry; Author Keywords: Motor Vehicle Transmission & Power Train Parts Manufacturing; pistons; cylinder liners; foundry; repetitive motions; work-related musculoskeletal disorders; ergonomics; prolonged walking and standing
CODEN
IOEHFU
Publication Date
20090101
Document Type
Abstract
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
1
ISSN
1077-3525
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
SIC Code
NAICS-336350
Source Name
International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
State
MN; OH
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