The Director of the Safety Division, Public Safety Business Center, XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, requested an ergonomic assessment of the range maintenance operations. The purpose of the assessment was to identify ergonomic risk factors at the range and maintenance shop and provide recommendations to eliminate or minimize the ergonomic hazards.
On 1-2 April 2004, CPT Colleen Daniels, an ergonomist with the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM), conducted ergonomic risk assessments at Range No. 41 and the direct support shop in building 03550. The USACHPPM ergonomist also visited Range Nos. 29A, 55 and 66A to assess the layout and potential ergonomic risk factors.
The most prevalent ergonomic risk factors observed were awkward postures, heavy lifting and carrying of heavy items. Below are the primary findings and recommended solutions.
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