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Requirements to assess physical work-ability of production workers in the manufacturing industry

Müglich, Dorothee and Sinn-Behrendt, Andrea and Bruder, Ralph (2015):
Requirements to assess physical work-ability of production workers in the manufacturing industry.
In: Proceedings 19th Triennial Congress of the IEA, Melbourne (Australien), 09.-14.08.2015, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are a major reason for the absence due to illness of workers in the manufacturing industry. There is a need to evaluate the capabilities of workers as well as to systemize the data. With this data, on the one hand, a suitable workplace for workers with MSD’s can be developed, on the other hand, this data can be used by workplace designers to create preventive, capability-appropriate workplaces. The requirements for functional capacity evaluation in the context of the manufacturing industry are discussed as well as the benefit of such a procedure. Furthermore, the important capabilities which are relevant for assembly work and therefore need to be assessed are presented and described in detail. Derived from the description of the capabilities and guidelines for the occupational physicians, the capabilities specific to musculoskeletal complains and related functional limitations need to be assessed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2015
Creators: Müglich, Dorothee and Sinn-Behrendt, Andrea and Bruder, Ralph
Title: Requirements to assess physical work-ability of production workers in the manufacturing industry
Language: English
Abstract:

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) are a major reason for the absence due to illness of workers in the manufacturing industry. There is a need to evaluate the capabilities of workers as well as to systemize the data. With this data, on the one hand, a suitable workplace for workers with MSD’s can be developed, on the other hand, this data can be used by workplace designers to create preventive, capability-appropriate workplaces. The requirements for functional capacity evaluation in the context of the manufacturing industry are discussed as well as the benefit of such a procedure. Furthermore, the important capabilities which are relevant for assembly work and therefore need to be assessed are presented and described in detail. Derived from the description of the capabilities and guidelines for the occupational physicians, the capabilities specific to musculoskeletal complains and related functional limitations need to be assessed.

Uncontrolled Keywords: physical capabilities, musculoskeletal disorders, preventive ergonomics, assembly work
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Ergonomics (IAD)
Event Title: Proceedings 19th Triennial Congress of the IEA
Event Location: Melbourne (Australien)
Event Dates: 09.-14.08.2015
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 09:11
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