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Document ID (ISN)45560
CIS number 86-540
ISBN(s) 91-7464-245-6
Year 1985
Convention or series no. Arbete och Hälsa 1985:2
Author(s) Hedberg G.
Title The working environment of truck drivers engaged in the distribution of goods - An ergonomic and ergometric study
Original title Förares arbetsmiljö i samband med närdistribution - En ergonomisk och arbetsfysiologisk studie [in Swedish]
Bibliographic information Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1985. 53p. Illus. 27 ref. Price:
Abstract This report describes an ergonomic and ergometric investigation of truck drivers engaged in the distrubution of goods. Twenty-two truck drivers were studied in the laboratory and during work in order to identify high physical loads. Heart rate recordings showed that their work is moderately strenuous. Loading and unloading was most strenuous. There was a significant increase in serum creatine kinase at the end of the week. This might be indicative of high local muscular strain. Improvements aimed at reducing exertion are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) physical workload; trucks; road transport; loading and unloading; transport industry; manual handling
Descriptors (secondary) report; workload assessment; ergonomics
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Transport industry (in general)