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.
Issued by: National Capital Region
Catalog ID: 20072
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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.
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Ergonomie et conduite d’une débusqueuse dans le nord de l’Ontario. Étude préliminaire. (French)