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Document ID (ISN)102649
CIS number 03-1959
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Heinicke K.
Title Ergonomic evaluation of the work demands during cable ducting work at an automotive component manufacturer
Original title Ergonomische Bewertung der Arbeitsbelastungen in der Kabelbaummontage eines Automobilzuliefererbetriebes [in German]
Bibliographic information Sächsisches Landesinstitut für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin, Reichsstrasse 39, 09112 Chemnitz, Germany, 2001. 17p. Illus. 15 ref.
Internet access http://www.arbeitsschutz-sachsen.de/publications/projektberichte/kabelbaum/kabelbaum.pdf [in German]
Abstract This report presents the results of an ergonomic evaluation of the physical workload during cable ducting work at an automotive components manufacturer. Work organization and the physical workload demands of various workstations were examined, work postures were recorded and the working environment (climatic conditions and lighting) was evaluated. Organizational and ergonomic measures are proposed for improving working conditions, in particular by designing the layout of workstations so that the elements to be handled are within the reach of workers and limit the demands on the arms, shoulders, neck and back, and by systematically shifting workers between workstations so as to limit monolateral movements.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; assembly-line work; motor vehicle industry; work posture; physical workload
Descriptors (secondary) illumination levels; speed of work; report; ergonomic evaluation; posture recording; humidity measurement; bending posture
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Work posture
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry