Case Study
Gestaltung eines Arbeitsplatzes für einen Schweißer


The company designs and manufactures special machines and equipment.

Disability and functional limitation of the employee:

The man has a respiratory or pulmonary disease. He is physically limited resilient and may not be used for activities where he could breathe dust, gas or smoke. The degree of handicap (degree of disability) is 50

Training and job:

The man is a trained welder, and worked for several years with the employer. work task: At work he welded partially manually, but mainly on welding machines, the hot pressed housing halves of large valves. After his first year of employment in the company itself had the welder, because of a lung disease, go to specialist treatment. In an outpatient study in the lung clinic a welder lung was diagnosed, ie Particles from the welding fumes have settled in his lungs and lead to lung dysfunction. For this reason, the employee may only be used as a welder, if occurring during the welding harmful smoke is drawn off as completely as possible and close to the point of origin - as in the Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances (Technical Rule) or the Technical Rule set 528 welding work is. The existing general room exhaust by means of roof and window ventilation, from no longer sufficient in this context. It is therefore intended to equip the two welding places the employee with a suction filter and two exhaust arms with hoods that can be placed in any desired position within the range of about 3 m. The hoods can be up close and lead to the welds, so that the harmful substances are recorded directly to the source and discharged and no longer reach the breathing zone of the welder

Assistive devices used:

air cleaners

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Funding :

The disability-friendly design was sponsored by the Office integration.

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Last Update: 17 Jan 2011