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Document ID (ISN)59278
CIS number 92-2073
ISSN - Serial title 0014-0139 - Ergonomics
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Luttman A., Laurig W., Jńger M.
Title Logistical and ergonomic transportation capacity for refuse collection workers - A work physiology field study
Bibliographic information Sep. 1992, Vol.35, No.9, p.1045-1061. Illus. 29 ref.
Abstract The work flow and the electrocardiogram were recorded throughout whole shifts for six male refuse collection workers who transported and emptied 1.1m3 refuse containers. The work pulse rate increased with the work rate and reached such high values that regular work breaks should have been provided. The necessary duration of the breaks was calculated to be 10min per working hour. A transportation-capacity model suitable for determination of both logistical and ergonomic transportation capacities is provided for planning the deployment of refuse workers.
Descriptors (primary) refuse collection; biological effects; manual handling
Descriptors (secondary) work capacity; workbreaks; mathematical models; field tests; work design; pulse rate
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal