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Citation

Reynolds JL, Drury CG, Broderick RL. Appl. Ergon. 1994; 25(1): 3-16.

Affiliation

State University of New York at Buffalo, Department of Industrial Engineering, Buffalo, NY 14620, USA.

Copyright

(Copyright © 1994, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

15676943

Abstract

A methodology is presented for the evaluation of jobs prone to cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) and manual material handling (MMH) injuries, which combines various tested ergonomics methodologies into a single, coherent programme. This multi-step procedure is based upon the collection of quantitative data that are used to evaluate ergonomic changes with respect to biomechanical risk, perceived comfort, productivity and quality. A method for prioritizing changes, related to cost-benefit analysis, is proposed to guide the selection of ergonomic changes in order to maximize the potential for injury reduction under specified cost constraints. The ten-step methodology has been extensively applied in industry, leading to examples and a case study.


Language: en

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