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The report presents a series of design guidelines which relate to improving the maintainability features of equipment. Through a series of experiments and discussions with designers of mining equipment, ergonomic design guidelines have been produced which, if implemented fully, will largely avoid the many ergonomic limitations which are found not only to increase the accident potential of maintenance operators, but also to extend the times needed to maintain and repair machinery. Although the guidelines were derived for the mining industry, it is clear that this information has a much wider application.

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Authors: MASON S, The Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh (GB);FERGUSON C A, The Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh (GB);PETHICK A J, The Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: No. 8 - Series 3 EN (1986) 42 pp.
Availability: Available from the Bureau of Information and Coordination, Community Ergonomics Action of the ECSC, PO Box 237, L-2012 Luxembourg (LU)
Record Number: 199430027 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en,nl,de,fr,it,es
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