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Direct measurement of exposures to the upper extremity during automobile manufacturing.
Buchholz B; Punnett L; Park J-S
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
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.
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
Proceedings of the IEA 2000/HFES 2000 Congress, Vol. 5, San Diego, CA, July 30-August 4, 2000
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