Canadian Forest Service Publications

Ergonomics and skidder operations in northern Ontario: a preliminary investigation. 1983. Webb, R.D.G.; Hope, R.A. Environment Canada, Canadian Forestry Service, Headquarters, Ottawa. Information Report DPC-X-15E. 25 p.

Year: 1983

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 20072

Language: English

Series: Information Report (CFS - Ottawa)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Twenty-five skidder operators were observed at work in Northern Ontario and twenty-three operators were interviewed. Twenty-one skidders were assessed for noise, whole-body vibration and/or exit and entry and internal cab dimensions. Ergonomic considerations recommended for further consideration include whole-body vibrations levels, mounting and dismounting frequency, thermal conditions, and feller-skidder operator communication. Several specific modifications to cab entrance and internal characteristics are discussed.

Also available under the title:
Ergonomie et conduite d’une débusqueuse dans le nord de l’Ontario. Étude préliminaire. (French)