Ergonomic Evaluation of Operator Lifts for Farmers with Disabilities

Aaron M. Yoder, William E. Field

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to report on a study being conducted to develop and test a systems approach for evaluating ergonomic and safety issues related to the application of operator lifts on agricultural and other off-road machinery that will ensure optimal safety and efficiency. This includes how the mounting location of the lift affects transfers, how the existing controller affects usability, operator positioning during operation and user injury experiences. The procedures and methods used to develop a systems approach are reviewed including gathering data from field observations and user interviews and mail surveys, ergonomic and hazard analysis, and utilization of a panel of experts to validate findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages5361-5369
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Technical Papers: Engineering Solutions for a New Century - Milwaukee, WI., United States
Duration: Jul 9 2000Jul 12 2000

Conference

Conference2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Technical Papers: Engineering Solutions for a New Century
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI.
Period7/9/007/12/00

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Keywords

  • Disability
  • Ergonomic
  • Lift and Manlift

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Yoder, A. M., & Field, W. E. (2000). Ergonomic Evaluation of Operator Lifts for Farmers with Disabilities. 5361-5369. Paper presented at 2000 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Technical Papers: Engineering Solutions for a New Century, Milwaukee, WI., United States.