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Work Station Layout and Injuries

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You are the safety professional at a pipeline transmission facility. You have one operator in the control room on each of three eight-hour shifts. You have received complaints from one of the operators (a 5-foot tall, small-boned woman) who has stated she is experiencing back pain, leg pain, neck pain, and arm and hand pain due to the layout of the work station.

Explain how you will resolve her physical issues with this work station. Remember to address the biomechanical, physiological, and anthropometric aspects of this problem.

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The symptoms exhibited by the worker can help to determine the type of issues that are causing the workstation problems for the woman. She is experiencing multiple symptoms, which is common in ergonomics. Several solutions will be suggested for the woman's multiple symptoms in this brief summary about how best address the biomechanical, physiological, and anthropometric aspects of this problem.

The back pain being experienced by the woman can emanate from non-adjustable lumbar support, no lumbar support, the chair being too high with her feet dangling as they pull away from lumbar support, and the chair ...

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The expert examines work station layout and injuries. Pipeline transmission facilities are examined.

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