Engineering Design for Ergonomics – the Missing Link
- Type: Conference Presentation
- Conference Type: AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
- Presentation Date: August 19, 2020
- Duration: 60 minutes
- Skill Level: Intermediate
- PDHs: 1.00
During the design phase, it is rare that ergonomics is included as a priority in the decision process. How many times have we seen valves controlling processes placed eight feet off the ground where operations personnel are required to place chains to articulate them. This is often the cause of injuries we see surface in PHAs. These hazards are often disregarded as unavoidable because it was part of the original design, however if ergonomics would have been considered in the original design, then the valve would have been properly placed where operations personnel could easily access the valve without causing injury.
This paper will discuss the importance of incorporating ergonomics principles into the design of process equipment with the goal of reducing the potential for employee injury.
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