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ErgoSAM: A preproduction risk identification tool

Journal article
Authors Jonas Laring
M. Christmansson
Roland Kadefors
Roland Örtengren
Published in Human Factors and Ergonomics In Manufacturing
Volume 15
Issue 3
Pages 309-325
ISSN 10908471
Publication year 2005
Published at
Pages 309-325
Language en
Subject categories Industrial engineering and economy

Abstract

Simulating work in a workstation with computer manikins is for many companies too expensive to acquire and master. An alternative method to detect high musculoskeletal loads early in the planning process is ErgoSAM. This article describes the users' and potential users' view of ErgoSAM and the suggestions of possible and desired improvements. Some improvements were introduced in a new version of ErgoSAM and validated at Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden. The new version demonstrates improved capacity to predict the occurrence of high loads on the operator when performing an assembly task, described in the MTM method SAM and in an assembly environment.

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