Focuses on measuring changes in productivity related to ergonomic improvements. Although most ergonomic studies focus on health benefits, describes a project which used a “real‐time shopfloor control system” to collect objective data to determine what effect, if any, the use of ergonomically designed chairs have on the productivity of apparel‐manufacturing employees. Subjective (interview) and objective data were collected in two apparel plants over a period of several months. Both “before” and “after” data were analysed to discover if fatigue or other factors related to productivity were changed.
Peck, J.C. (1992), "A Benefits Study of Ergonomically Designed Chairs with Direct Labour Employees", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 4 No. 2/3, pp. 39-44. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb002992
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