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Document ID (ISN)103644
CIS number 04-730
ISBN(s) 2-551-22478-0
Year 2004
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-365
Author(s) St-Vincent M., Laberge M., Denis D., Richard M.C., Imbeau D., Delisle A., Dufour B.
Title Main determinants of manual handling work in a warehouse superstore
Original title Les principaux déterminants de l'activité de manutention dans un magasin-entrepôt de grande surface [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, 2004. viii, 67p. Illus. 38 ref. Price: CAD 7.49.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract Within the retail sector, warehouse stores present a high risk of back pain for their workers. This report describes the ergonomic analysis of materials handling work in a warehouse store, with a focus on the job of stocker which involves numerous handling activities. It also describes the characteristics of the warehouse superstore based on the products stored, the physical layout and work organization. The study shows that the stocker's work has a large planning component related to stock and arrival management. Together with the employer, the study team proposed a number of practical solutions for the specific ergonomic problems that were identified.
Descriptors (primary) warehouses; supermarkets; ergonomic evaluation; retail trade; manual handling
Descriptors (secondary) report; premises and workplaces; risk factors; loading and unloading; job study; conditions of work
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Storage and warehousing
Retail industry