Consider ergonomic hazards associated with the operation of pneumatic impact wrenches in a vehicle maintenance facility

Consider ergonomic hazards associated with the operation of pneumatic impact wrenches in a vehicle maintenance facility. What could you, as part of the ergonomics team, provide in the way of protection against the work-related musculoskeletal…

Consider ergonomic hazards associated with the operation of pneumatic impact wrenches in a vehicle maintenance facility

Ergonomic hazards
Consider ergonomic hazards associated with the operation of pneumatic impact wrenches in a vehicle maintenance facility. What could you, as part of the ergonomics team, provide in the way of protection against the work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) that might be associated with the use of such a tool? Additionally, Include supporting evidence as part of your discussion.

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Pneumatic Impact Wrenches And Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs)

Pneumatic impact wrenches is an electric powered hand tool that is commonly used in vehicle maintenance facility. This tool is likely to subject the user into a number of ergonomic hazards that include numbness, nerve issues, and also musculosketal pain.

Other hazards that are related to the pneumatic impact wrench include wrist and hand injuries, probable electrical injuries due to electrocution in case the tool is faulty,  and exposure to dust. Nevertheless, the most serious possible ergonomic hazard is the work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs).

To protect workers using pneumatic impact wrenches from WMSDs the ergonomics team should ensure that the wrench are ergonomically designed to assist in reducing injuries, fatigue and also in enhancing the general tool efficiency. Some of the design aspect to check on includes handle length which should be long enough to enhance proper grip.

The hand should not be smooth; it should have some curves or roughness to enhance the grip. The tool diameter should match the users hand size to ensure that one can grip the tool easily and also comfortably with one hand.