What Kind of Tools Are Used for an Ergonomic Evaluation?
One of the common questions we receive here at Matheson is, "What kind of tools and equipment will I need to do an ergonomic evaluation?"
We ended up creating a list to send to the those inquiring and we want to share it with you here.
So, without further ado, here is a rather comprehensive list of tools and/or equipment that one may use during an ergonomic assessment.
(Please note that not every tool gets used every time; it needs to make sense with the assessment you are performing.)
- Video camera with date and time
2 blank tapes
2 charged batteries
- 35 mm still camera with at least ASA 400 color film
- Tripod for video and still cameras
- Graph paper
- Tape measure (distances)
- Cloth tape measure (circumferences)
- Straight ruler
- Calipers (diameters)
- Job Evaluation Forms
- Force gauge dynamometer (Jamar)
- Pressure transducers (FSR)
- Weight scale
- Writing devices (pens, pencils, markers)
- Inclinometers (goniometers)
- Light meter
- Push-Pull gauge
- Vibration meter
- Torque wrenches
- Digital camera
- Tape recorder
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) (no jewelry)
If you have any other tools or pieces of equipment that you feel should be added to the list, by all means let us know!
What tools do you usually use and what types of assessments do you typically perform??
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