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Guidance on the application of the essential health and safety requirements on ergonomics

set out in section 1.1.6 of Annex I to the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

The guidance is complementary to the Guide to application of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. The issues are outlined and explained briefly, the relevant standards and illustrated examples are given. Issued in 2010 on 28 pages.

Contents:

The family of harmonised standards developed by CEN TC 122 – Ergonomics to support the Machinery Directive’s application.

Relationship between the ergonomic factors mentioned in section 1.16 of Annex I and the family of standards developed by CEN TC 122 – Ergonomics.

Guidance sheets on each of the ergonomic factors mentioned in section 1.1.6 of Annex I and their possible negative consequences:

  • Operators variability
  • Space of movements
  • Work rate
  • Concentration
  • Human/Machine interface
  • Physical stress
  • Psychological stress
  • Discomfort
  • Fatigue
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