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Document ID (ISN)102967
CIS number 03-1960
ISBN(s) 3-935089-60-0
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lawaczeck M.
Title Ergonomic evaluation of assembly tasks in the automobile industry
Original title Zur ergonomischen Beurteilung von Montagetńtigkeiten in der Automobilindustrie [in German]
Bibliographic information Ergon GmbH, Bruno-Jacobi-Weg 11, 70597 Stuttgart, Germany, 2001. xii,197p. Illus. 169 ref.
Abstract Musculoskeletal diseases are responsible for approximately 30% of sickness absenteeism. In industrial enterprises, they are often caused by strenuous work postures which could be improved by better workstation layout, thereby allowing savings in the costs related to these diseases. This publication describes an approach aimed at evaluating work postures in the automobile industry, based on the evaluation of both whole-body postures and postures of the hand-arm system, carried out by independent experts as well as by the workers themselves.
Descriptors (primary) assembly-line work; motor vehicle industry; ergonomic evaluation; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; posture recording; description of technique; economic aspects; motion study; work 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) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system