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Document ID (ISN)55197
CIS number 91-129
ISSN - Serial title 0173-3338 - Zentralblatt fŘr Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz, Prophylaxe und Ergonomie
Year 1990
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hilla W., Tiller R.E.
Title Automation in the body shop from the viewpoint of occupational medicine
Original title Automatisierung im Karosserierohbau aus arbeitsmedizinischer Sicht [in German]
Bibliographic information 1990, Vol.40, No.4, p.94-100. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract The switch to automated car-body production is used as an example to illustrate the procedure of stress evaluation by industrial physicians. Tasks performed by two types of assembly-line workers in a car-body shop were used in the selection of appropriate medical examinations. Digestive disorders dominated among workers controlling and monitoring assembly-line operations, while workers introducing material into and removing parts from the assembly line were found to suffer from nervousness. Heart rate, fatigue and spinal strain were within normal bounds.
Descriptors (primary) automation; neuropsychic stress; motor vehicle industry; functional digestive disorders; stress evaluation; assembly-line work
Descriptors (secondary) fatigue; pulse rate; occupational medicine; stress factors; job study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Mental stress and burnout
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry