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Critical issues in evaluating user acceptability of adjustable rollover protective structures.
Advances in industrial ergonomics and safety III. Karwowski W, Yates JW, Mital A, eds. New York: Taylor and Francis, 1991 May; 3:717-724
Ergonomists should be involved in the design of new safety devices to ensure that the proposed design will meet basic ergonomic design criteria for function and safety, as well as being acceptable to users. This paper describes an ergonomic design methodology employing a Likert-type questionnaire for evaluating user acceptance of adjustable ROPS designs. A Likert-type questionnaire is presented that can be used to probe for attitudes about the use of ROPS and possible indications that an adjustable ROPS would be more acceptable to farm tractor owners.
Accident-analysis; Accident-potential; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Agricultural-machinery; Agricultural-workers; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Safety-practices; Farmers; Traumatic-injuries; Tractors; Equipment-operators; Equipment-design
Karwowski-W; Yates-JW; Mital-A
Advances in industrial ergonomics and safety III. Proceedings of the Annual International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference held in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, 10-14 June 1991. The Official Conference of the International Foundation for Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Research