Controlling the Ergonomic Hazards of Wiring Tasks for Household Appliances

Controlling the Ergonomic Hazards of Wiring Tasks for Household Appliances

by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
     
 
Employees who perform repetitive wiring tasks on assembly lines may be at risk of developing
carpal tunnel syndrome and other musculoskeletal disorders of the hand, wrist, and arm. Because
88% of household appliances are electrically powered, many workers assembling household
appliances perform wiring operations. Some workers attach up to five wires during

Overview

Employees who perform repetitive wiring tasks on assembly lines may be at risk of developing
carpal tunnel syndrome and other musculoskeletal disorders of the hand, wrist, and arm. Because
88% of household appliances are electrically powered, many workers assembling household
appliances perform wiring operations. Some workers attach up to five wires during a 20-second
cycle time. Workers who make the connections by hand often wrap their fingers with tape at the
location of contact stresses. The average amount of force required to connect a standard crimp
terminal to its tab varies from 12 to 32 lb, depending on the gauge of the wire

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014383011
Publisher:
The Delano Max Wealth Institute, LLC.
Publication date:
05/06/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
600 KB

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