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Issue 8 (2) 2009 pp. 53-60

Włodzimierz Stempski

EFFECT OF LABOUR ORGANISATION ON THE LEVEL OF ENERGY EXPENDITURE AND STATIC LOADS OF A WORKER IN INTERMEDIATE CUTTING

Keywords: timber harvesting, intermediate cutting, physical effort
Abstract:

The aim of the performed experiments was to assess energy expenditure and static loads of the operator of a chain sawing machine harvesting timber in a pine stand intermediate cutting. The investigations included two technological variants. In variant I, all technological operations were carried out by one worker – operator of the chain saw, while in treatment II the operations were carried out by a team of three persons – two operators of chain sawing machines and a helper. The energy expenditure was determined on the basis of measurements of the ventilation of lungs, whereas the static load – using the OWAS method. The determined net unit energy expenditures of the chain saw operators in the experimental variants exceeded 20 kJ•min-1 and differed statistically significantly between one another. With regard to static loads, a greater proportion of positions negatively affecting the muscle-skeletal system of the operator were found in variant II.

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MLA Stempski, Włodzimierz. "Effect of labour organisation on the level of energy expenditure and static loads of a worker in intermediate cutting." Acta Sci.Pol. Silv. 8.2 (2009): 53-60.
APA Stempski W. (2009). Effect of labour organisation on the level of energy expenditure and static loads of a worker in intermediate cutting. Acta Sci.Pol. Silv. 8 (2), 53-60
ISO 690 STEMPSKI, Włodzimierz. Effect of labour organisation on the level of energy expenditure and static loads of a worker in intermediate cutting. Acta Sci.Pol. Silv., 2009, 8.2: 53-60.
Streszczenie w języku polskim:
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