|Document ID (ISN)||68960|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
|Convention or series no.
||Ergonomics program development: Prevention in the workplace
||Feb. 1997, Vol.58, No.2, p.145-149. 6 ref.
||97-1021.pdf [in English]
||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.
||health programmes; ergonomics; repetitive strain injury; safety programmes; electronics industry
||USA; information of personnel; risk factors; ergonomic evaluation
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Workplace health promotion
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment