Proper design will ensure sufficient space for all operators affected to handling the machinery (installing, operating, adjusting, maintaining, cleaning, dismantling, repairing, transporting), the equipment, raw material and products, for the intended use and any reasonably foreseeable misuse.
Sufficient space of movement for workers is one of the basic principles in machinery design to prevent accidents and occupational diseases, e.g. musculoskeletal disorders or psychological stress. Appropriate body movements are indispensable to avoid physical stress and strain , support productivity and good work results.
Space of movement is essential for the workplace design, whole body access and circulation and all access openings. Size and dimension of workplace design is dependent on the anthropometrical data of the staff and their work tasks.
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