By Paul T. McCabe
The vast and constructing scope of ergonomics has been illustrated during the last fifteen years through the books that make up the modern Ergonomics sequence. providing the complaints of the Ergonomics Society's annual convention, the sequence embraces the wide variety of themes lined through ergonomics. person papers offer perception into present perform, current new learn findings, and shape a useful reference resource. The volumes offer a quick music for the book of appropriate papers from overseas participants selected at the foundation of abstracts submitted to a variety panel. themes incorporated in modern Ergonomics 2004 utilized body structure, musculoskeletal issues, posture and ache, and extra.
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Floor contaminants In the food industry, the most common floor contaminants are fats and oils. They are particularly dangerous because they are not visible to the workers and because very small amounts can make floors slippery. This paper concentrates on vegetable shortening made of partly hydrogenated canola and palm oil. Floorings The slipperiness of a given flooring exposed to a given amount of contaminant will depend mostly on its roughness and permeability to the contaminants and those parameters will themselves depend on the degree of wear and clogging.
Some further testing has been performed with the footwear being placed in a flat position. Comparison of of standard standard footwear footwear for for the the oil wet ramp slip resistance resistance test test Comparison oil wet ramp slip 35 35 The Bottrop (form ST, design SI) and Lupos Picasso SI shoes both have nitrile rubber outsoles of IRHD hardness 72 + 5 and 72 ± 2 respectively. However, the tread pattern profiles are quite different, as can be seen in Figure 1. Figure 1. Comparison of footwear tread pattern: Lupos Picasso (left); Bottrop (right) Experimental results Some of the experimental results are given in Tables 1 and 2 and Figure 2.