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Improved Work Environment for Earth Moving Machinery Operators
ERAK, Ergonomi & Akustik HB.
Packforsk.
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2004 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The objectives of this project has been to map the work environment of earth moving machinery operators and suggest improvements. Interviews with operators and contractors; assessments of personal injury risks and costs to the companies and suggestions for improvements based on literature, statistics and interviews have been carried out The results show that the work environment is strenuous. Overexertion injuries and falling are the most common injuries. The cost of injuries is estimated at approximately 1/3 of the company profit. Risk reducing measures are suggested and discussed. It is concluded that the operators have a strenuous work environment and that the injuries are expensive, but possible to reduce.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004.
Keyword [en]
Earth moving machinery, work environment, risk, injury
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-78207OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-78207DiVA: diva2:492367
Conference
Nordic Ergonomics Socoety conference NES2004
Note
QC 20120221Available from: 2012-02-07 Created: 2012-02-07 Last updated: 2012-02-21Bibliographically approved

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