Canadian Forest Service Publications

Ergonomie et conduite d’une débusqueuse dans le nord de l’Ontario. Étude préliminaire. 1983. Webb, R.D.G.; Hope, P.A. Environnement Canada, Service canadien des forêts, Administration centrale, Ottawa. Rapport d’information DPC-X-15F. 29 p.

Year: 1983

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 25678

Language: French

Series: Information Report (CFS - Ottawa)

Availability: PDF (download)

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Abstract

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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Ergonomics and skidder operations in northern Ontario (English)