Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 1, No 5 (2009)

A Survey of Ergonomic Evaluation Methods and the Peculiarity of Applying Them in Lithuania

Simona Jokantaitė


There is no relevant experience of adapting the methods of ergonomic risk factors in Lithuania, and thus a lack of experts in this field is a serious problem. Therefore, research activities in this field remain a burning issue. A study has been done using descriptive and quiz methods and all results were processed using statistic methods. The carried out research has revealed that the most frequently used  methods are REBA and RULA, questionnaire, LST EN 1005-2, LST EN 1005-4, LST EN 1005-5, physical labour force intensity research method adapting Brouha and Rohmert criteria, MAC;, NIOSH – KRS, OCRA (OCRA statement, OCRA assessment sheet). All things considered, REBA and RULA methods are most frequently used because they are easily adapted and a very concrete grade can be calculated as the final evaluation. The article also introduces the interpretation of the fixed grade. The application of other methods requires more time and calculations, and therefore a researcher is offered a wider possibility of interpretation. 

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: English

Article published: 2011-04-13

Keyword(s): ergonomics; ergonomic research methods; risk factors; muscle and skeleton system disorders; labour efficiency preservation

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2009.5.23

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