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An approach to identify jobs for ergonomic analysis.
Cornelius KM; Turin FC; Wiehagen WJ; Gallagher S
Proceedings of the IIE 10th Annual Research Conference, May 20-22, 2001, Dallas, Texas. 2001 May; :1-5
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.
Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal system; Risk factors; Mining industry; Injuries; Machine operators; Equipment operators; Mine workers; Questionnaires
Disease and Injury; Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities; Low Back Disorders
Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, 10th Annual Research Conference
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