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Document ID (ISN)19987
CIS number 72-2250
ISSN - Serial title Gigiena truda i professional'nye zabolevanija
Year 1972
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Buzunov V.A.
Title Physiological evaluation of the workload of metalworking machine-tool operators
Original title K fiziologičeskoj ocenke naprjažennosti truda stanočnikov-metallistov [in Russian]
Bibliographic information Jan. 1972, Vol.16, No.1, p.19-22. 13 ref.
Abstract Comprehensive occupational physiology studies of centre-lathe, turret-lathe and milling-machine operators, automatic lathe tool setters and toolmakers from various factories, covering muscular effort, pulse rate, arterial blood pressure, and higher nervous activity during work, showed that centre and turret-lathe work is characterised by muscular tension and milling-machine operation and tool setting and toolmaking by nervous tension. Toolmaking may be classified as moderately heavy work, and machining as heavy work. Recommendations are made concerning suitable work breaks and their distribution, and compensatory gymnastics.
Descriptors (primary) machine tools; metalworking industry; workload assessment
Descriptors (secondary) neuropsychic stress; occupational physiology; muscular work; survey; arterial blood pressure; higher nervous functions; workbreaks
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Metalworking industry