Accession Number:

AD0739170

Title:

Industrial Seating,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Sitting as a working position is less fatiguing than standing, and can, therefore, be maintained longer. It is also a more stable posture and allows better controlled motions. The sitting posture should be upright but relaxed, without excessive curvatures of the spinal column, and with the thighs about horizontal. The seated person must be free to choose and change his posture no specific postures should be forced upon him. There are many interactions among work station design, body posture of the worker, and task performance. Based on anthropometric and biomechanical data, design aspects of work seats as well as of foot rests, office equipment, consoles, work benches, machine stands, and the like are discussed. Recommended dimensions for such work stations are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE