|Document ID (ISN)||63644|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Vezina N., Tierney D., Messing K.
||When is light work heavy? Components of the physical workload of sewing machine operators working at piecework rates
||Aug. 1992, Vol.23, No.4, p.268-276. Illus. 27 ref.
||An ergonomic technique for assessing the physical workload of sewing machine operators is described. The work activity of ten workers in a trouser factory was observed and timed and forces were measured with a dynamometer. Components of the workload (force exerted, repetitions, time allocation and postures) could be related to types of reported musculoskeletal complaints and to existing epidemiological data. This type of examination may be applied by health and safety personnel in the design of tasks to minimize the probability of musculoskeletal problems.
||physical workload; sewing machines; clothing industry; ergonomic evaluation; musculoskeletal diseases
||repetitive work; epidemiologic study; work posture; force
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Clothing and finished textile products industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system