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Author Duraccio, Vincenzo ♦ Elia, Valerio ♦ Forcina, Antonio
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword MATHEMATICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING ♦ HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING ♦ LEGISLATION ♦ OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY ♦ OPERATION ♦ OPTIMIZATION ♦ PERFORMANCE ♦ REDUCTION
Abstract An efficient ergonomic optimization can lead to a significant improvement in production performance and a considerable reduction of costs. In the present paper new model for ergonomic optimization is proposed. The new approach is based on the criteria defined by National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and, adapted to Italian legislation. The proposed model provides an ergonomic optimization, by analyzing ergonomic relations between manual work in correct conditions. The model includes a schematic and systematic analysis method of the operations, and identifies all possible ergonomic aspects to be evaluated. The proposed approach has been applied to an automotive assembly line, where the operation repeatability makes the optimization fundamental. The proposed application clearly demonstrates the effectiveness of the new approach.
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2016-06-08
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 1738
Issue Number 1


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