• TRANSPORT. SAFETY AND ECOLOGY. LOGISTICS AND MANAGEMENT

    WORK SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS AT THE WORKPLACE AN EXCAVATOR OPERATOR

    Trans Motauto World, Vol. 3 (2018), Issue 1, pg(s) 25-29

    Ergonomics plays an important role in shaping safe and hygienic working conditions. Its main purpose is to increase the productivity of work in a way to not cause adverse health effects for the employee. In the article the profession of excavator operator, taking into account the scope of activities performed the qualifications and skills necessary to perform this profession were described. In the further part of the work, hazards occurring in the working environment of the excavator operator were identified. Then, selected ergonomic factors influencing the comfort of earthmoving machine operator were analyzed, in particular those that could cause excessive strain on the musculoskeletal system. Authors of the work focused primarily on discussing the construction and equipment of the excavator cabin as those elements that fundamentally determine the safe, ergonomic and comfortable work. The measurable effect of the work is to propose preventive works reducing the negative impact of these factors on the human body.

  • MACHINES

    SAFETY RELATED ASPECTS OF HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACE REGARDING INVEHICLE ITS AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES

    Machines. Technologies. Materials., Vol. 11 (2017), Issue 7, pg(s) 340-345

    The launch of electric vehicles and ITS initiated new challenges for design related ergonomics in the vehicles, especially in the field of Human Machine Interface (HMI). This research is motivated by the necessity for evaluation of current ergonomic and design solutions of contemporary vehicles. The presented study included a review of available literature and regulations, state of the art, as well as operational analysis based on detailed comparison between two vehicles. The assessment has been done between two existing vehicles of the same model, the first one powered by the internal combustion engine, and the other one powered by an electric engine. The information displays, vehicle controls and secondary vehicle controls of both vehicles were carefully analyzed and compared. The results of the study are presented as a source of preliminary understanding of the newly developed technology for designers, experts dealing with safety issues and other professionals.