Case Studies

March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- 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 […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- Install Backglass From Outside – Glass Install

Source Armstrong, Thomas J.; Fine, Lawrence J.; Joseph, Bradley; and Silverstein, Barbara. Analysis of Selected Jobs for Control of Cumulative Trauma Disorders in Automobile Plants. Ann […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- Skin Stapler Assembly and Welding Operation

Source Longmate, Arthur R., and Hayes, Timothy J., March/April 1990, Making a Difference at Johnson & Johnson: Some Ergonomic Intervention Case Studies, Industrial Management, 32(2). Task […]
March 10, 1995

3M Pilots Ergonomic Program

  Task Prior to Abatement (Description) 3M Pilots Ergonomic Program. Workers manufacture various cardiovascular surgical devices. Task Prior to Abatement (Method Which Identified Hazard) The medical […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- Feeding Sutures to Semi-Automatic Winding Machine (SAW)

Task Prior to Abatement (Description) The SAW operator sits at the machine and feeds sutures into the loading area. If there are machine or product problems, […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- Moving Storage Drums

Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Ergonomic case study for workers moving storage drums. Workers manually unload newly arrived drums which weigh 50 to 75 pounds a […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- Toyota’s Motor Manufacturing Assembly

Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Workers had to perform auto plants normal production assembly. The tasks involve various postures, reaching distances, pinching or gripping, and manual […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- Design and Manufacturing Mainframe Computers

Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Workers had to design and manufacturing computer main frames which were 5 feet tall, 3 feet wide and 2 feet deep. […]
March 10, 1995

Ergonomics- Palletizing Boxes

Task Prior to Abatement (Description) Ergonomic case study for workers palletizing boxes. Pick-up carton: The worker picks up a carton from a 27 inch high conveyor […]
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