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Document ID (ISN)101729
CIS number 03-956
ISBN(s) 2-551-21748-2
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches R-329
Author(s) Bellemare M., Beaugrand S., Marier M., Larue C., Vezeau S.
Title Simulations focusing on the activity during the ergonomic monitoring of industrial projects: Two cases of design of drivers' cabs in the metal transformation industry
Original title Les simulations centrées sur l'activité au cours de l'accompagnement ergonomique des projets industriels: deux cas de conception de cabines de véhicule dans l'industrie métallurgique [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3C2, Canada, Mar. 2003. xii, 142p. Illus. 43 ref. CD-ROM containing the PDF version of the document is included (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).
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Abstract This report consists of a discussion paper on the approach followed by ergonomics professionals in interventions aimed at improving conditions of work and reducing the risk of musculoskeletal disorders among workers in the aluminium industry. It is based on the evaluations of ergonomic interventions at two jobs of an aluminium foundry, those of gantry crane operator and of driver of the crucible-carrying truck. In both cases, the future activity model was applied and simulations of operator activity were carried out. The advantages and disadvantages of various methodologies are discussed and commented in light of the findings from these interventions.
Descriptors (primary) aluminium industry; foundries; ergonomic evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) case study; ergonomics; description of technique; drivers cabs; portal cranes; crucible furnaces
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations
Smelting and refining operations