|Document ID (ISN)||108624|
|Convention or series no.
||Bleyer T., Hold U., Müller-Arnecke H.W., Windel A.
Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin
||Ergonomic layout of service counters in various selected sectors
||Ergonomische Gestaltung von Bedientheken in ausgewählten Arbeitsbereichen [in German]|
||Wirtschaftsverlag NW, Postfach 10 11 10, 27511 Bremerhaven, Germany, 2005. 155p. Illus. 43 ref. Price: EUR 16.00.
||Service counters in the retail sector can be of various shapes. They are mainly designed to meet storage and display requirements. However, their accessibility and ergonomics have a decisive influence on movements and postures adopted by the personnel. In this study, four types of service counters used by bakers and butchers were examined under five different work environments. The ergonomic evaluation considered both work postures (torso flexion angle and extent of arm stretching) and the layout of workstations. Proposals are made in view of optimizing the ergonomics of the workstations and improving workers'comfort.
||retail trade; workplace design
||public OSH institutions; ergonomic evaluation; work posture
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Industries and occupations