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Fujao, Carlos
06-21-1999, 08:00 PM
Dear Subscribers,

"It is quite common for workers to complain of discomfort in the back and
legs, as a result of prolonged standing" ( J.Y. Kim, C Stuart-Buttle and W S
Marras - Applied Ergonomics 1994, 25 (1) 29-34.I do have the same opinion,
and so do has the majority of the workers of the assembly plant where I
work.
I know that the right ergonomic action would be "stop the standing posture"
and maybe "seat the worker for a while"...But it is impossible! So I'll have
to try other solutions, like "MATS". But until now, I have not the enough
information to decide if - generally speaking - mats do reduce back and legs
fatigue.
Does anyone have recent data about this issue?

Thank YOU.

Kind regards,
Carlos Fuj„o
ERGONOMICS- Trim & Assy
VOLKSWAGEN - AUTOEUROPA
PORTUGAL
telf:+351-1-211 27 28

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