|Document ID (ISN)||105373|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Kumar R., Chaikumarn M., Kumar S.
||Psychological, subjective and postural loads in passenger train wagon cleaning using a conventional and redesigned cleaning tool
||Oct. 2005, Vol.35, No.10, p.931-938. Illus. 21 ref.
||A cleaning process for passenger train wagons was studied and analysed using both conventional and ergonomically-redesigned cleaning tools. Results of a study of 13 cleaners performing their normal tasks showed that perceived exertion, oxygen consumption and heart rate were significantly lower when using the new tool and the postural load was also significantly less. It is concluded that the redesigned cleaning tool allowed cleaners to maintain a more upright posture when cleaning, thus reducing biomechanical load.
||wagons; ergonomics; design of equipment; hand tools; rail transport; cleaning
||subjective assessment; physical workload; standing posture; body mechanics; pulse rate; ergonomic evaluation; oxygen intake
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada; Sweden|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Hand and portable tools