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Document ID (ISN)44389
CIS number 85-1444
ISSN - Serial title 0025-7818 - Medicina del lavoro
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Iacovone M.T., Soleo L.
Title Ergonomic intervention in the workplace in a plant manufacturing rubber-soled shoes
Original title L'intervento ergonomico su di un posto di lavoro nell'industria delle calzature con suola in gomma [in Italian]
Bibliographic information May-June 1984, Vol.75, No.3, p.221-235. Illus. 33 ref.
Abstract An ergonomic methodology and its practical application in a shoe factory are described. 3 types of curing presses were considered: manual, semi-automatic and automatic. Tasks were analysed at each press type according to their environmental hygiene aspects (microclimate, noise, dust and vulcanisation fumes, lighting), according to their ergonomics (cardiac effort, posture, psychological factors) and according to their safety. Most aspects of work improved with the use of automatic and semi-automatic presses, but dust and vulcanisation fumes increased, and so did the number of burns.
Descriptors (primary) automation; shoe industry; ergonomics; vulcanization
Descriptors (secondary) lighting; curing presses; noise; work posture; respirable dust; comparative study; safety analysis; cardiac output; thermal burns; psychological effects; microclimate; machinery
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Footwear, leather and fur industry