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Drywall finishing industry: macroergonomic evaluation and intervention design.
Human factors in organizational design and management - IX. Sznelwar L, Mascia F, Montedo U, eds. Santa Monica, CA: IEA Press, 2008 Jan; :1-6
A macroergonomic evaluation of the drywall finishing work system was conducted for the purpose of developing intervention alternatives to reduce worker exposure to dust. Findings from three studies of the subsystems of the drywall finishing work system were used as inputs into the Systems Analysis Tool (SAT). A Problem Factor Tree (PFT), Objectives/Activities Tree (OAT), and Input-Output Flow Diagram were developed to describe the barriers inherent to the current drywall finishing industry use of dust control technologies. Educational, health promotion, tool redesign, and regulatory interventions are proposed as strategies to improve dust control and worker protection in this industry.
Dust-control; Dust-particles; Dusts; Risk-factors; Exposure-levels; Construction-materials; Construction; Construction-industry; Pollutants; Analytical-processes; Respiration; Respirators; Respiratory-protection; Respiratory-protective-equipment; Ventilation-equipment; Statistical-analysis; Workers; Work-environment; Work-areas; Tools; Author Keywords: macroergonomics; drywall; dust; construction work; usability; dust control
Deborah E. Young-Corbett, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Myers-Lawson School of Construction, 310B Bishop Favrao Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Sznelwar-L; Mascia-F; Montedo-U
Human factors in organizational design and management - IX
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
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