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Mechanical sheet metal trade and specialty.
Lemon P; Estill C
Proceedings of a Meeting to Explore the Use of Ergonomics Interventions for the Mechanical and Electrical Trades, San Jose, California, February 25-26, 2002. Albers J, Estill C, Macdonald L, eds. Washington, DC: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) 2006-119, 2006 Apr; :107-117
Everett  described three mechanical sheet metal construction activities that consume 10% or more of the total work for the trade in southwestern Michigan. These activities were: install duct hangers, install ductwork, and install equipment. In the sheet metal trades breakout session, four additional activities and five tasks were added. Time constraints prevented a full discussion of the additions. After a discussion, a majority of sheet metal trades breakout session participants suggested modifying the risk scores assigned to several tasks.
Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Plumbers; Electrical-workers; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Manual-materials-handling; Manual-lifting; Materials-handling; Hand-tools; Power-tools; Materials-handling-equipment; Engineering-controls; Control-technology; Injury-prevention
Albers J; Estill C; MacDonald L
Proceedings of a Meeting to Explore the Use of Ergonomics Interventions for the Mechanical and Electrical Trades, San Jose, California, February 25-26, 2002
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