ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Français | Español

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)54684
CIS number 90-1587
ISBN(s) 92-2-106957-5
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Apud E., Bostrand L., Mobbs I.D., Strehlke B.
Title Guide-lines on ergonomic study in forestry
Bibliographic information ILO Publications, International Labour Office, 1211 Genève 22, Switzerland, 1989. 242p. Illus. Bibl.
Abstract These guidelines were prepared for research workers in developing countries. The first section looks at human biological methods for research in ergonomics and covers: energy expenditure; physical working capacity; evaluation of heavy work, energy intake and expenditure; body size and muscular strength. The second section describes the design and application of an ergonomic checklist covering a range of conditions found in forestry. Section 3 on noise looks at effects of noise on humans, measurement and assessment of noise at work, noise control and audiometry. The fourth section describes the collection, compilation and analysis of statistics and other approaches to accident study. The final section provides a simple guide to work study methods for foresters.
Descriptors (primary) forestry; developing countries; ergonomics; ILO
Descriptors (secondary) energy expenditure; muscular strength; nutrition; hearing loss; oxygen intake; noise control; assessment of physical capacity; work study; safety service records; noise level measurement; check lists; audiometric tests; assessment of working capacity
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Woodworking industry
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Forestry and logging
OSH in developing countries