Industrial Ergonomics

Answer 3 questions

Question 1

You have sustained a flat tire while driving your company vehicle. The vehicle has a spare tire. In this essay, describe the steps necessary to change out the tire. Focus on the following movements:

  • jacking up the vehicle,
  • removing the lug nuts,
  • lifting the flat tire off the axle,
  • bending over and lifting the spare tire out of the trunk,
  • placing the spare tire on the car,
  • tightening the lug nuts, and
  • placing the flat tire in the trunk.

What specific movements would be required to perform these tasks. Use the textbook Appendix B Physical Risk Factor checklist to explain your answers. Also, discuss the possible work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) that could occur.
Create a process and strategy that the operator can follow that will allow for a safe method for each bulleted tasks. Ensure the processes and strategy includes all lifting and bending motions that are required when changing the flat tire.

Your written response answer must be at least 300 words in length.
Question 2

Points Health care workers are at a high risk for WMSDs. Discuss in this essay some of the items that increase their risk of WMSDs. Then discuss how they could alleviate those risks through preventive actions and the hierarchy of controls.

Your response must be at least 200 words in length.
Question 3

PointsConsider an employee who works at the big-box store stocking shelves overnight while the store is closed. The employee begins to experience some mild to moderate low-back pain from the lifting of the boxes. The boxes vary in size and weight. Use the calculations found in Chapter 14 to determine the RWL and LI for this employee. The average weight of the boxes is 40 lbs and the average size is a standard banker’s box. What recommendations could be made based on the findings of your calculations? Show the calculations.

Your response must be at least 200 words in length.