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Document ID (ISN)50172
CIS number 88-1383
ISSN - Serial title 0018-7208 - Human Factors
Year 1986
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Armstrong T.J., Radwin R.G., Hansen D.J., Kennedy K.W.
Title Repetitive trauma disorders: Job evaluation and design
Bibliographic information June 1986, Vol.28, No.3, p.325-336. Illus. 59 ref.
Abstract Repetitive trauma disorders of the upper extremity are a major cause of lost work in many hand-intensive industries. Reported risk factors include repetitive and forceful exertions, certain postures, mechanical stress, low temperatures, gloves, and vibration. Risk factors can be identified with job analysis procedures based on traditional work-methods analysis. Risk factors can be controlled through reallocation of work, balancing of tools, selection of alternative tool designs, work relocation, selection of suitable hand protection, and elimination of hand exposure to low temperatures and vibration. Drawing-board manikins are used with computer-aided design systems to estimate the best work location for a given task.
Descriptors (primary) hazard evaluation; repetitive strain injury; work design
Descriptors (secondary) carpal-tunnel syndrome; work posture; tests on models; tenovaginitis; tendinitis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Risk evaluation
Ergonomics