SESHA 2008 Symposium - Abstract

Non-Office Ergonomic Evaluations for Applied Materials Customer Engineers

Ratliff, John
(Applied Materials, Inc.)

Non-office ergonomic hazards constitute one of the top safety issues that our industry faces. This talk will discuss several ergonomics issues we have encountered, their evaluation, and measures taken to interveine to make these tasks less hazardous. In some cases, the hazards themselves remain, and tools needed were designed to reduce these hazards. The use of the Humantech Risk Priority Management database will also be discussed, as will a spreadsheet developed to automatically calculate the NIOSH Lifting Equation.

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