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Document ID (ISN)102292
CIS number 03-1458
ISSN - Serial title SST - SantÚ et SÚcuritÚ au Travail
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Khalfallah T., Akrout M., Henchi A., Chaari N., Hamdi L., Chadly A.
Title Ergonomic evaluation of body movements and postures in the industrial sector
Original title Evaluation ergonomique des gestes et postures dans le secteur industriel [in French]
Bibliographic information Oct. 2002, No.23, p.24-29. Illus. 18 ref.
Abstract This ergonomic analysis was carried out within an electronic component assembly enterprise employing 85 women, of which one third showed symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of the neck and upper extremities at the time of periodical medical examinations. Through job studies, it was possible to observe the strongly repetitive nature of body movements during assembly and welding, as well the wide flexions of the wrist during welding and testing. Ergonomic improvements are proposed for assembly, welding and testing tasks.
Descriptors (primary) repetitive work; musculoskeletal diseases; assembly of prefabricated elements; women; electronics industry; risk factors; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) Tunisia; equipment layout; work posture; workplaces; upper extremity disorders; wrist lesions; job study; ergonomic evaluation; neck disorders
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceTunisia
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Electronics industry
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment