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Volume 290, 20199th International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Education – MSE 2019 “Trends in New Industrial Revolution”
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Safety and Health at Work|
|Published online||21 August 2019|
Researches on the ergonomic design of the workplace for the car driver profesion
1 Faculty of Entrepreneurship, Business Engineering and ManagementDepartment, Politehnica University of Bucharest, 313 Splaiul Independentei 060021, Bucharest, Romania
2 Welding and Material Technology Department, Politehnica University of Bucharest, 313 Splaiul Independentei 060021, Bucharest, Romania
3 University „Lucian Blaga” of Sibiu, Faculty of Engineering, 10 Bulevardul Victoriei 550024, Sibiu, Romania
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Ergonomic design of the workplace is a matter of utmost importance. Ergonomics should consider reducing the high number of accidents as well as the high amounts paid for insurance. In recent years there have been numerous injuries due to cumulative trauma or due to psychological, sociological and ethical factors. Operators often adapt to improper work conditions, but the number of accidents increases and productivity decreases. The driver of the vehicle must be provided with a suitable space and position so that his posture is physiologically comfortable, does not cause excessive fatigue and illness, there is freedom of movement to drive the steering wheel, steering levers and pedals, which must be accessible and placed in such a way that the driver’s requirements are minimal and the visibility is ensured. In the paper there will be presented elements for the ergonomic design of the workplace for the motor vehicle occupation and will be taken into account several factors involved among which we mention the correct positioning of the seat adjustment while driving a car, adjusting the backrest and seat, adjusting the lumbar support, adjusting the steering position, adjusting the headrests to ensure that in the event of an accident, the risk of a head injury is very small.
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