Ergonomic Assessment of Cumulative Trauma Risk
(Earth Tech Inc.; San Jose, California)
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Cumulative stress injuries have become a major contribution to the potential injuries occurring in the modern work setting. Working off criteria developed by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), moderate to high-risk job tasks can be identified for modification, reducing the risk of injury. Starting with a thorough task analysis including information on joint angles, task duration, repetition and forces, work tasks can be evaluated for injury risk and specific job task elements targeted. This presentation will present the criteria and methods of interpretation and job analysis and redesign discussed.