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Document ID (ISN)77571
CIS number 01-1844
ISSN - Serial title 0177-3062 - Amtliche Mitteilungen der Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Windberg H.J.
Title Machine safety and human body measurements - Could worldwide standards be implemented?
Original title Maschinensicherheit und menschliche Körpermasse - Weltweite Standards vor dem Durchbruch? [in German]
Bibliographic information 2000, No.1, p.3-5. Illus.
Abstract The objective of a draft ISO standard is to harmonize all national measurement tables across the world so as to enable the easy comparison of anthropometrical data. This project is relevant to the area of machine safety. Indeed, the measurements and anthropometrical reference data are essential to the design and layout of space surrounding the machines, allowing operators to move around safely. A worldwide standardization in this area will also help ensure that products manufactured in developing countries comply with European safety guidelines.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; ISO; standardization; anthropometry; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) man-machine interfaces; Germany; comment on standard; body mechanics; developing countries; equipment layout
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Anthropometry