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Document ID (ISN)105777
CIS number 06-1490
Year 2005
Convention or series no. INRS R 415
Title Sewing machine operator's workstation: Layout and environment
Original title Poste de travail de mÚcanicien(ne) de confection: Implantation et environnement [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut national de recherche et de sÚcuritÚ, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France, Mar. 2005. 3p. Illus.
Internet access http://secure.risquesprofessionnels.ameli.fr/media/R415.pdf [in French]
Abstract This recommendation describes elements of workstation design for the prevention of muscular, visual and nervous fatigue among sewing machine operators in the clothing industry. Outlines requirements for the design characteristics of the machine itself, comfortable and adjustable seating and adequate lighting.
Descriptors (primary) France; sewing machines; safety by design; clothing industry; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) lighting; workplace design; directive; fatigue; seats; work posture
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Clothing and finished textile products industry