|Document ID (ISN)||75254|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Haslam R.A., Williams H.J.
||Ergonomic considerations in the design and use of single disc floor cleaning machines
||Oct. 1999, Vol.30, No.5, p.391-399. Illus. 13 ref.
||This study investigated ergonomics issues connected with the use of single-disc floor cleaning machines (buffers/polishers). Methods included interview/questionnaire surveys of users and other groups (maintenance personnel, purchasing managers, manufacturer representatives), along with video analysis. A notable proportion of users (56%) reported discomfort from machine use, mostly musculoskeletal in origin. Main locations were hand (39%), shoulder (19%), wrist (7%), lower back (7%) and arm (6%). Deficiencies were identified with the design and configuration of the handle/operating-switch. Problems were also found arising from the trailing power cable, along with manual handling implications due to machine size and weight. It is concluded that there is scope to improve on current designs.
||flooring; ergonomics; cleaning of workplaces; electrical equipment; cleaning
||work posture; lumbar column; hand; wrist; design of equipment; questionnaire survey; comfort assessment; ergonomic evaluation; shoulder
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)