Contemporary Ergonomics 2004 (Contemporary Ergonomics) by Paul T. McCabe

By Paul T. McCabe

The extensive and constructing scope of ergonomics has been illustrated during the last fifteen years by way of the books that make up the modern Ergonomics sequence. providing the lawsuits of the Ergonomics Society's annual convention, the sequence embraces the big variety of issues lined by means of ergonomics. person papers supply perception into present perform, current new learn findings, and shape a useful reference resource. The volumes supply a quick song for the ebook of compatible papers from foreign participants selected at the foundation of abstracts submitted to a range panel. issues integrated in modern Ergonomics 2004 utilized body structure, musculoskeletal issues, posture and pain, and extra.

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Comparison of of standard standard footwear footwear for for the the oil wet ramp slip resistance resistance test test Comparison oil wet ramp slip 35 35 The Bottrop (form ST, design SI) and Lupos Picasso SI shoes both have nitrile rubber outsoles of IRHD hardness 72 + 5 and 72 ± 2 respectively. However, the tread pattern profiles are quite different, as can be seen in Figure 1. Figure 1. Comparison of footwear tread pattern: Lupos Picasso (left); Bottrop (right) Experimental results Some of the experimental results are given in Tables 1 and 2 and Figure 2.

Lortie and Rizzo (1999) recognized interaction problems between the feet and the supporting elements as being a major event in the initialisation of loss of balance. The floor surface evidenced in the paintshop had an uneven and bumpy surface and with the poor visual range whilst pulling the frames this area was classified as being a high risk area for slip, trip and fall accidents. Conclusions and Recommendations The slip, trip and fall risks associated with the push-pull tasks evidenced in the automotive industry were high, with workers having to adopt postures where the centre of gravity fell outside the base of support provided by the operator’s feet.

The addition of a floor cleaner to water improves the efficiency of immersion mopping but it does not affect much that of damp mopping. This confirms a combination of chemical and mechanical actions during immersion mopping while the action of damp mopping is mostly mechanical (for shortening on stripped vinyl at room temperature). 6 mg-cm"2 on stripped vinyl at room temperature. 8 mg-cm"2 on stripped vinyl flooring at room temperature. 32 Quirion Impact of fat concentration Figure 4 compares the efficiency of immersion mopping at two shortening concentrations.

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