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Ergonomic Evaluation of Two Different Locations of the Scales in a Supermarket Checkout System

Johansson, Anja; Johansson, Gerd LU ; Lundqvist, Peter; Akselsson, Roland LU ; Hansson, Gert-Åke LU ; Persson, L and Åkesson, Ingrid LU (1993) Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference '93 In Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety V p.667-674
Abstract
The aim of this pilot study was to ergonomically evaluate the effect of the location of the scales in a supermarket checkout system. A location of the scales to the left of the cashier was compared with a location under the conveyor belt. Two cashiers were videotaped while working with the two scale locations, in both sitting and standing working postures. Analysis of the video tapes was performed using the WOPALAS method, the VIRA method, and by noting certain positions of the left arm. The left wrist movements were registered by a two-dimensional goniometer. The results indicate that the location under the conveyor belt is somewhat more ergonomically favourable. The improvement is more pronounced for the cashier with a greater reach.
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work environment, supermarket checkout system, ergonomics
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Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety V
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Nielsen, R. and Jörgensen, K.
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Taylor & Francis
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Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference '93
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English
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  abstract     = {The aim of this pilot study was to ergonomically evaluate the effect of the location of the scales in a supermarket checkout system. A location of the scales to the left of the cashier was compared with a location under the conveyor belt. Two cashiers were videotaped while working with the two scale locations, in both sitting and standing working postures. Analysis of the video tapes was performed using the WOPALAS method, the VIRA method, and by noting certain positions of the left arm. The left wrist movements were registered by a two-dimensional goniometer. The results indicate that the location under the conveyor belt is somewhat more ergonomically favourable. The improvement is more pronounced for the cashier with a greater reach.},
  author       = {Johansson, Anja and Johansson, Gerd and Lundqvist, Peter and Akselsson, Roland and Hansson, Gert-Åke and Persson, L and Åkesson, Ingrid},
  editor       = {Nielsen, R. and Jörgensen, K.},
  keyword      = {work environment,supermarket checkout system,ergonomics},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {667--674},
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  series       = {Advances in Industrial Ergonomics and Safety V},
  title        = {Ergonomic Evaluation of Two Different Locations of the Scales in a Supermarket Checkout System},
  year         = {1993},
}