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This volume presents the results of a programme of ergonomics aimed at improved health, safety and quality of life in the steelmaking industry during the period 1987 to 1992. The reports are mainly related to the ergonomic design of new technological systems introduced into steelmaking, including the use of robotised systems. Areas covered include hot-rolled wide strip milling, sheet mills, convertors, continuous casting, ladle furnaces, pickling plants, annealing lines and transport systems. There is also a very significant contribution related to the reduction of the risk of biomechanical damage associated with various physically strenuous activities, particularly maintenance, which are still intrinsic to steelmaking. A number of reports present expert systems for the identification and rectification of ergonomic design faults.

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Authors: BERCHEM-SIMON O (EDITOR), CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 14832 EN (1993) 428 pp., FS, ECU 51
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ISBN: ISBN 92-826-5094-4
Record Number: 199311167 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
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