WORKSTATIONS EVALUATION - INAIL
Applied research program
Application of evaluation methods and ergonomic design integrated to workstations and high-handed industrial machineries, in small and medium manufacturing industry with particular attention to older workers.
Contract for research contribution between: INAIL Tuscany, National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work - Regional Directorate for Tuscany
DIDA, Department of Architecture, University of Florence
Francesca Tosi (Scientific Responsible) - Department of Architecture DIDA - University of Florence
Mattia Pistolesi (Coordination) - Department of Architecture DIDA - University of Florence
Ocem 2 srl (Firenze)
Gilbarco srl (Firenze)
Baker Huges, a GE Company (Firenze)
Alessia Brischetto, Claudia Becchimanzi, Angelo Iannotta, Giovanni Santoro - Department of Architecture DIDA - University of Florence
OBJECTIVES OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAM
The general objective of the research is the realization of Guidelines for the application of the methods and intervention procedures aimed at the integrated ergonomic evaluation of the risk conditions, connected to the use of highly manual industrial machinery in the small and medium manufacturing enterprise, with specific attention to critical factors related to the elderly worker. The methodological-procedural tool, based on the methods of analysis of the dimensional and postural risk factors inherent to occupational biomechanics, and the methods of assessing usability and the safety of use of workstations of the User-Centred Design and of the Ergonomics for Design, allow the identification of the main critical factors and the definition of the intervention criteria for the adaptation or redesign of the workstations aimed at guaranteeing safety, efficiency and well-being of workers.
The contribution of the Ergonomics & Design Laboratory (LED)