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Ergonomic Intervention of the Risk Factors Related to Manual Handling of Loads in the Burial Tasks of 5 Park Cemeteries in Chile

  • A. Diaz
  • L. Sanchez
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 824)

Abstract

The present study shows the intervention of the risk factors related to the manual handling of loads, in tasks performed by 86 workers related to the burial procedures in five cemeteries in Chile.

Design proposals for handcrafted tweezers for the mobilization of tombstones; incorporation of engines to the funeral carts, bicycles with trolleys for the transport of gardening materials; eliminates and reduces the intensity of risk by 70%.

During the development of the investigation there were changes in the Chilean legislation regarding to the maximum weight allowed, decreasing from 50 to 25 kg. The above, together with the change in the administration of the company studied, gave a new orientation to the study.

Keywords

Cemeteries Legal frame Manual materials handling Ergonomic intervention Risk factors 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ergosalud SantiagoSantiagoChile

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