|Document ID (ISN)||45560|
|Convention or series no.
||Arbete och Hälsa 1985:2
||The working environment of truck drivers engaged in the distribution of goods - An ergonomic and ergometric study
||Förares arbetsmiljö i samband med närdistribution - En ergonomisk och arbetsfysiologisk studie [in Swedish]|
||Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1985. 53p. Illus. 27 ref. Price: Swe.cr.50.00.
||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.
||physical workload; trucks; road transport; loading and unloading; transport industry; manual handling
||report; workload assessment; ergonomics
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
Transport industry (in general)