Case Studies

U – Hose Assembly Operation

Source Brandon, K., June 1992, Ergonomics at UAW-Ford, Occupational Health & Safety. Task Prior to Abatement (Description) One of the tasks in Ford Co.’s North Penn electronics facility in [...]

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Parachute Packing Shop

Source CTD News, January 1996, vol. 5, No. 1, Holloman’s effort defies expectations, Air Force Best Practices, CTD News. Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Employees had to replace the chute [...]

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Beverage Delivery

Source Zak Figura, S., August 1996, Reducing the Risks of Material Handling, Occupational Hazards. Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Workers unload cases of soda cans and bottles from trucks, [...]

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Metal Tube Cutting

Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Get tubes: The worker lifts metal tubes that are 24 feet long and weigh 50 to 100 pounds. The worker carries them to the saw table conveyor rolls. Task Prior [...]

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Maintenance and Distribution of Weight in Hand Trucks Used in Beverage Delivery

Source Zak Figura, S., August 1996, Reducing the Risks of Material Handling, Occupational Hazards. Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Underinflated hand truck tires put unnecessary musculoskel [...]

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Hand Truck Delivery

Source Zak Figura, S., August 1996, Reducing the Risks of Material Handling, Occupational Hazards. Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Food and tobacco materials have been delivered by steel ha [...]

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Manufacturing Steel Furniture

Source CTD News, January 1996, vol. 5, No. 2, Charleston Forge Welds Homemade Approach, CTD News. Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Workers had to carry, shape, and cut 20-foot lengths of ste [...]

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Recycle Warehouse Operation

Source CTD News, January 1996, vol. 5, No. 1, Avenor’s fitness on warm-up to ergonomics, Avenor’s Best Practices, CTD News. Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Workers had to cut off heavy wi [...]

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Transmission Assembly Operation

Source CTD News, January 1996, vol. 5, No. 1, Ford Best Practices, CTD News. Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Workers had to carry a 35-pound clutch about 10 steps to the assembly line and i [...]

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Automotive Parts Manufacturing

Source Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1988 (Bulletin No. 2308). Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Various manual material handling tasks performed by workers. Task Prior to Abatement (Method Wh [...]

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