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Document ID (ISN)68960
CIS number 97-1021
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cohen R.
Title Ergonomics program development: Prevention in the workplace
Bibliographic information Feb. 1997, Vol.58, No.2, p.145-149. 6 ref.
Internet access 97-1021.pdf [in English]
Abstract The development of an ergonomics programme to prevent work-related repetitive strain injuries in an electronics manufacturing company is described. Hazard assessment consisted of a review of injury/illness records by department and location, work site surveys, and a survey of workers for evidence of risk-related tasks. Tasks were prioritized according to degree of hazard, and alternative interventions were developed for each task. Intervention activities included evaluation by an ergonomics corrective action team and an ergonomics specialist team, training, exercises, and changes to equipment and processes. The programme resulted in a significant reduction in repetitive strain injury severity.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; ergonomics; repetitive strain injury; safety programmes; electronics industry
Descriptors (secondary) USA; information of personnel; risk factors; ergonomic evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Workplace health promotion
Electronics industry
Safety programmes
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment