Ergonomics- Case Study: NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations w/ critical analysis

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Case Study

Select one of the three NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations listed below, and perform a critical analysis of the report.

• Option 1. HHE Report No. HETA-92-0073-2337, United States Postal Service, General Mail Facility, Denver, Colorado – NOTE: Deals with mail handling equipment.


• Option 2. Health Hazard Evaluation Report, HETA-99-0283-2855, Yellowstone National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming – NOTE: Deals with the use of snowmobiles.

• Option 3. Health hazard evaluation report, HETA 2002-0239-2922, United States Postal Service, Norman, Oklahoma – NOTE: Deals with the use of Segway Human Transporter.   


1. The ergonomic issues involved

2. The research conducted (and what type of study)

3. The findings and recommendations, and

4. Any other significant point

Please include comments on the following:

1. What did you learn in this review?

2. What more would you like to have seen discussed?



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