Production Systems for Manual Repetitive Jobs. Effects on Autonomy and Variety of Work and Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Upper Limbs

@inproceedings{Christmansson1997ProductionSF,
  title={Production Systems for Manual Repetitive Jobs. Effects on Autonomy and Variety of Work and Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Upper Limbs},
  author={Marita Christmansson},
  year={1997}
}
The aim of this thesis is to improve workers' conditions and it deals particularly with companies in the engineering industry. In many of these companies, production systems are designed to have manual repetitive jobs. Many such jobs are characterized by static work positions and repetitive motions, which are considered to be risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in the upper limbs. There is a lack of knowledge of how to prevent the development of such disorders, but a variety of tasks and… CONTINUE READING

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