|Document ID (ISN)||103911|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Shinnar A., Indelicato J., Altimari M., Shinnar S.
||Survey of ergonomic features of supermarket cash registers
||Dec. 2004, Vol.34, No.6, p.535-541. 33 ref.
||This research was conducted to examine the biomechanical features of cash register workstations in the State of New York. Comparisons and conclusions about the designs were based on the current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards regarding supermarket cash registers. 15 supermarkets representing a cross-section of neighbourhoods were included in the study. Stores were measured for heights of the various work surfaces and reach distances to the commonly used components. Results revealed that none of the stores applied biomechanically-correct designs. Disregard for certain biomechanical aspects of the register design, specifically surface heights and reach distance may contribute significantly to a high risk for musculoskeletal injury faced by cashiers.
||supermarkets; ergonomic evaluation; retail trade; cash registers
||New York; equipment layout; musculoskeletal diseases; design of equipment; risk factors; body mechanics; survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)