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Ergonomic Field Assessment of Construction Workers

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Dr. Tracey Wortham

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James Nance

Kaitlin Budnick

OSH Presentation, 9:30 a.m., April 21, 2016

Project Title: Ergonomic Field Assessment of Construction Workers

This presentation will include an analysis of ergonomic concerns at a coal burning plant in Western Kentucky. A construction company was on site doing construction and installing new duct work. Two members of the OSH 663 Applied Workplace Ergonomics visited the site to evaluate potential ergonomic risk factors among the employees for musculoskeletal disorders in manual lifting, hammering, welding, operating machinery, crane inspections and carpentry. By using techniques such as Discomfort surveys, NIOSH Lifting Equation, 2D Biomechanics model, Liberty Mutual’s lifting/lowering assessment, Rapid Upper Limb Assessment, Strain Index, Rapid Entire Body Assessment, Lift TLV and/or HAL TLV, supervisor and worker interviews, handtool analysis checklist, materials general checklist and general ergonomic checklists. An evaluation and overview of the findings along with control recommendations for reducing ergonomic hazards will be presented.

Location

Room 146, I & T Building

Start Date

April 2016

End Date

April 2016

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Apr 21st, 9:30 AM Apr 21st, 1:45 PM

Ergonomic Field Assessment of Construction Workers

Room 146, I & T Building

James Nance

Kaitlin Budnick

OSH Presentation, 9:30 a.m., April 21, 2016

Project Title: Ergonomic Field Assessment of Construction Workers

This presentation will include an analysis of ergonomic concerns at a coal burning plant in Western Kentucky. A construction company was on site doing construction and installing new duct work. Two members of the OSH 663 Applied Workplace Ergonomics visited the site to evaluate potential ergonomic risk factors among the employees for musculoskeletal disorders in manual lifting, hammering, welding, operating machinery, crane inspections and carpentry. By using techniques such as Discomfort surveys, NIOSH Lifting Equation, 2D Biomechanics model, Liberty Mutual’s lifting/lowering assessment, Rapid Upper Limb Assessment, Strain Index, Rapid Entire Body Assessment, Lift TLV and/or HAL TLV, supervisor and worker interviews, handtool analysis checklist, materials general checklist and general ergonomic checklists. An evaluation and overview of the findings along with control recommendations for reducing ergonomic hazards will be presented.