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Pressing Ergonomics Problem


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From: RobLindsay@usplayingcard.com
Date: Wed Nov 17 1999 - 07:05:44 CST


I'm forwarding this message from the Safety List. Hopefully some one can help.

Rob Lindsay CSP,OHST
Safety Manager
United States Playing Card Co.

"Wolff, David" <dwolff@IASTATE.EDU> on 11/16/99 04:48:56 PM

Please respond to Safety <SAFETY@LIST.UVM.EDU>

To: SAFETY@LIST.UVM.EDU
cc: (bcc: Rob Lindsay/US/USPC)

Subject: Pressing Ergonomics Problem

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Listers:

We have an offset printing press that forces the worker to assume awkward
postures for periods of one to a few minutes at intervals of eight to about
20 minutes throughout the day (see photos at
http://www.ehs.iastate.edu/ehsupdate/_internal/printing.htm). The
individual finds the job to be very literally a pain in the butt.

The printer has (not shown) a custom-made step/platform which provides some
benefit.

Administrative controls can be employed short-term, but are not a feasible
long-term option.

Accessing the press from the other side is of limited utility as most of the
controls are located on one side.

Purchasing new equipment is not foreseen in the near future.

If you have faced such a problem and have a solution, please share it with
me.

Thank you.

David Wolff

dwolff@iastate.edu


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