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Workplace design for a toolsetter with a hand impairment in a punching press

Employer:

The company is a metal processing company.

Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

The man's right hand was damaged by an accident at work. Due to the damage it came to the amputation of two fingers and a restriction of movement of the thumb. Disability Because the man is the ability to handle objects (to grab hold, etc.) is restricted to operate and control elements. The degree of handicap (degree of disability) is 40 The man was treated by the employment agency with severe disabilities.

Training and job:

The man worked for many years as a production assistant on the employer and to be partially inserted after his accident at work as a forklift driver. In an occupational health policy investigation after his recovery was determined that a restriction to driving trucks and a forklift is not available. The man could then successfully complete a training course to acquire the forklift driving license (certificate of competency to drive trucks) by the TÜV.

Workplace and duties:

Among his tasks in the production area includes the operation and setting of the machine in the fabrication shop. After completion of medical therapy process, working trial was conducted in the company first, which is positive. The employee can then, and would be further used in the fabrication shop, which he can no longer perform to set up the machine or changing the tools. His duties will therefore only include operating the machine. The employee should, because he is so underused, in addition to take on even the material transport using the existing forklift in the fabrication shop. The forklift includes a power steering apparatus, in conjunction with a knob on the steering wheel a control light.
The employee also there are specially adapted work gloves available for work execution.

Assistive devices used:

Motor vehicle accessories and adjustments for operating the steering (steering wheel button)
Power-driven transport vehicles for lifting and transporting material (forklift)

Support:

The benefits for vocational participation was funded by the trade association. During the rehabilitation and reintegration of professional helpers (Rehab Manager), the trade association was the central point of contact for the employee.
In REHADAT you will also find the addresses and phone - numbers of the professional associations.



Id-No.:

R/PB4758


  • fork-lift truck /
  • driving licence /
  • punching press /
  • toolsetter /
  • punching /
  • physical disability /
  • lifting aid /
  • accident /
  • lifting device /
  • transport aid /
  • transport /
  • transport vehicle /
  • transport device /
  • working equipment /
  • driving licence /
  • setting /
  • mashine setter /
  • work task /
  • handling /
  • fork-lift truck driver /
  • driver /
  • material /
  • material transport /
  • steering /
  • power-assisted steering /
  • steering aid /
  • steering wheel /
  • steering knob /
  • metal working /
  • production assistant /
  • machine /
  • machine /
  • machine work /
  • machine operator /
  • machine operation /
  • fork-lift truck driving license /
  • occupational accident /
  • equality /
  • qualification /
  • car equipment /
  • gloves /
  • labour office /
  • fork-lift truck driver /
  • rehabilitation manager /
  • operating control /
  • driving /
  • assistance /
  • employment /
  • participation in working life /
  • participation /
  • full-time job /
  • employer /
  • employee /
  • vocational rehabilitation /
  • hand /
  • finger /
  • personal protection equipment /
  • transport, trade and logistics /
  • handling and transport /
  • body posture and body part movement /
  • environmental influences, safety and loads /
  • amputation /
  • metal /
  • Employers Liability Insurance Association /
  • finger amputation /
  • finger impairment /
  • hand impairment /
  • production /
  • industry /
  • training /
  • logistics /
  • gripping /
  • holding /
  • body posture /
  • lifting /
  • carrying /
  • finger hand movement /
  • body load /
  • workplace design /
  • technical advice /
  • vocational preparation /
  • assistive product /
  • further training /
  • work trial /
  • car adaptation


update status: 16.08.2010


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