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Layout of a workplace for three disabled employees in the area of quality assurance

Employer:

The company (number of employees 1235) manufactures building elements and operates a galvanising production line for among others the production of galvanised fine metal sheets.

1. Disabled man


Disability and functional limitation:

He is mentally disabled. In addition he has an arm disability, the ability to move his left elbow and finger joint is limited, he has muscle wasting of the lower arm as well as a calcium deficiency of the bones of his hand. He can no longer carry out physically stressful work.

Training and job:

He has no formal training. He has worked for his employer for 29 years.

2. Disabled man


Disability and functional limitation:

He suffers from the results of:
- cerebral hemorrhage
- left unilateral weakness
- organic post-traumatic brain syndrome
- cardiovascular disease
- spinal disease
His degree of disability is 60 (GdB 60).

Training and job:

He has no formal training. He has worked for his employer for 28 years.

3. Disabled man


Disability and functional limitation:

He has a lumbar spine syndrome, wear and tear changes to both knee joints, defective positioning of both knees, a tympanoplasty of both middle ears and reduced hearing. The degree of disability is 50 (GdB 50).

Training and job:

He has no formal training. He has worked for his employer for eight years.

Workplace and duties:

As the employees can no longer use their current workplaces due to their disabilities, a new workplace will be installed. In order to reduce the number of complaints in the sheet metal production, the employer intends to extend the inspections in the works. It is planned, that with metal sheets where there is only a hint of a manufacturing mistake or a disturbance in the production process, these should be generously eliminated and renewed visual inspections undertaken. The extent of the checking will increase considerably through this. In order to enable easy employment of the employees at this workplace, the employer intend to acquire partially automated sheet metal sorting equipment. The metal stacks to be sorted and examined will be placed on a lifting table by a crane and unpacked there. The sheets which have already been sorted in the workshop are packed for the company internal transport. By means of a vacuum suction bridge, the employee can now lift the individual metal sheets up above the height of his head so he can also assess the underside of the sheets. Finally, the sheets are sorted and stacked according to grade.

Assistive devices used:

assistive products for hoisting and repositioning objects
manipulators and weight balancers
lifting and positioning systems

Support:

The disabled-friendly layout was supported by the Integration Office with an interest free loan of 45% of arising costs, which can be changed proportionately within the prescribed period into a subsidy.



Id-No.:

R/PB5197


  • organisation /
  • physical disability /
  • automaticity /
  • machine /
  • balancer /
  • vacuum lifter /
  • manipulator /
  • handling device /
  • lifting device /
  • lifting tool /
  • lifting aid /
  • lifting table /
  • lifting table /
  • positioning aid /
  • transport /
  • transport device /
  • transport aid /
  • material /
  • material transport /
  • crane /
  • derrick /
  • rotary crane /
  • swivel crane /
  • overhead crane /
  • working equipment /
  • handling /
  • work task /
  • employment /
  • participation in working life /
  • participation /
  • full-time job /
  • employer /
  • employee /
  • vocational rehabilitation /
  • cardiovascular system /
  • heart /
  • arm /
  • knee /
  • spine /
  • joint /
  • EASTIN /
  • internal disease /
  • handling and transport /
  • body posture and body part movement /
  • learning and knowledge application /
  • environmental influences, safety and loads /
  • office for vocational integration /
  • intellectual disability /
  • arm impairment /
  • back illness /
  • cardiovascular disease /
  • lesion of knee joint /
  • arthropathy /
  • production /
  • industry /
  • quality assurance /
  • gripping /
  • holding /
  • body posture /
  • lifting /
  • carrying /
  • learning /
  • remembering /
  • mental work /
  • reaching area /
  • body load /
  • shoulder arm movement /
  • bending /
  • perception /
  • squat /
  • kneel /
  • physical exertion /
  • workplace design /
  • work organisation /
  • technical advice /
  • assistive product /
  • heart disease /
  • metal


update status: 05.02.2007


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