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Gigliola 53 years old. Workplace adaptation for a factory worker in the engineering industry, with work related upper limb impairments

Record number: 381
Last update: May 2013
Author: Pigini L, Liverani G
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Year of publication: 2009
Gigliola is a woman aged 53, suffering from work related upper limb impairments, leading to a force reduction when holding small objects, and difficulty in performing fine finger movements. Since 2000 she works for a large freezers manufacturer of. The position occupied by Gigliola, that presumably caused her impairments, involved the assembling and mounting of panels. In 2006, following a medical advice, and not being able to perform her function because of reduced motor skills, Gigliola was repositioned to another job within the same company. This solution doesn’t solve the problem of re-designing this particular workplace, as it’s now occupied by a new person, subject to the same risks. In this short presentation inadequacies and potential risks arising from the performance of this particular work are highlighted, as well as the suitable design solution making the workplace more secure and protected.
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