Date of Award

2002

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.H.K.

Department

Kinesiology

First Advisor

Potuin, J.,

Keywords

Engineering, Industrial.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

The need has arisen throughout many manufacturing companies to find and utilize an objective preliminary assessment tool aimed at identifying the risk related to the repetitive motions. Since the mid 1980's, many ergonomic, health and safety consulting organizations, or practitioners, within manufacturing companies have developed their own methodology to analyze the ergonomic risk related to repetitive manufacturing operations. A simple screening tool validated by ergonomic research, and established criteria from the field, provides the practitioner and customers with an efficient and easy to understand method of analysis. The checklist methodology is aimed at comparing the exposure of these risk factors to known human capabilities established from the research criteria and guidelines obtained for each line item in the ErgoMAP. The ErgoMAP checklist, or some very similar iteration of it, has been utilized for over 6000 manufacturing operations at 15 facilities with one of the largest automotive manufacturing companies in the world. Thus, the purpose of this study was to utilize ErgoMAP checklist, that has been partially validated through an extensive review of literature, to further determine its validity and reliability. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2002 .T65. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 41-04, page: 1171. Adviser: J. Potuin. Thesis (M.H.K.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2002.

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