The Marriage of Human Factors and Safety in Industry
Social concern and governmental legislation have placed great emphasis on the need for safe workplaces and environments in industry. The safety and human factors department at Eli Lilly & Co. applies techniques to help achieve this purpose. Areas of application are (1) enhancement of design principles to prevent error-provocative features of systems; (2) work physiology studies for compatible work load specifications and job design; and (3) electromyographical studies for use in studying optimal tool design and evaluation of work methods.
KeywordsHuman Factor Muscle Fatigue Panel Board Optimal Tool Design Governmental Legislation
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