|Document ID (ISN)||106994|
|ISSN - Serial title
|Convention or series no.
||Ergonomics reduces suffering and expenditure
||L'ergonomie allège les souffrances et les dépenses [in French]|
||Nov. 2006,, No.9 p.18-20. Illus.
||This article reviews the efforts undertaken by an automobile manufacturer to reduce the level of absenteeism due to musculoskeletal diseases caused by poor ergonomics. It describes the ergonomic improvements implemented in the manual assembly of exhaust systems. Job observations and computer simulations resulted in an objective ergonomic evaluation of the physical workload, and the design and implementation an automated system. The number of days lost due to sickness absenteeism among workers assigned to this task was significantly reduced.
||Belgium; motor vehicle industry; ergonomic evaluation; assembly-line work
||automation; sickness absenteeism; physical workload; computer simulation; musculoskeletal diseases; job study; work posture
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Motor vehicle manufacturing industry