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Title: Ergonomic assessments of three Idaho National Engineering Laboratory cafeterias

The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory is a Department of Energy facility that performs a variety of engineering and research projects. EG G Idaho is the prime contractor for the laboratory and, as such, performs the support functions in addition to technical, research, and development functions. As a part of the EG G Idaho Industrial Hygiene Initiative, ergonomic assessments were conducted at three Idaho National Engineering Laboratory Cafeterias. The purposes of the assessments were to determine whether ergonomic problems existed in the work places and, if so, to make recommendations to improve the work place and task designs. The study showed there were ergonomic problems in all three cafeterias assessed. The primary ergonomic stresses observed included wrist and shoulder stress in the dish washing task, postural stress in the dish washing and food preparation tasks, and back stress in the food handling tasks.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6237762
Report Number(s):
EGG-M-93090; CONF-9304143--1
ON: DE93013513
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Occupational ergonomic annual symposium, Lubbock, TX (United States), 16-17 Apr 1993
Research Org:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; RESTAURANTS; HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING; ARMS; FOOD INDUSTRY; HANDS; INDUSTRIAL MEDICINE; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; STRESSES; WORKING CONDITIONS; BODY; BODY AREAS; ENGINEERING; INDUSTRY; LIMBS; MEDICINE; SAFETY 570000* -- Health & Safety