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Ergonomic Report Excerpts: Transportation by Air (SIC 45)

  • Baggage handling: lifting heavy and/or large bags of unknown weight, performing unnecessary or repetitive lifts, standing for long periods of time, performing extended reaches while lifting heavy baggage.
  • Baggage handling: standing for long periods of time, unloading baggage from the baggage carts onto the carousel conveyor, lifting baggage from the conveyor to place it on the baggage cart.
  • Baggage handling: lifting baggage from the conveyor to place it on the baggage cart, lifting baggage from the conveyor and stacking it inside the airplane cargo, lifting baggage from the cart to place it on the conveyor.
  • Baggage handling: lifting luggage from the ticket counter platform to place it on the moving take away conveyor, repetitive lifting, standing for long periods of time, lifting baggage from the stacks inside of the airplane cargo hold, lifting luggage from the conveyor to place it into the luggage cart.
  • Baggage handling: unloading baggage from the baggage carts onto the carousel conveyor, repeatedly lift and carry heavy baggage items from the area where customers deposit them.
  • Airline service company: lifting baggage without knowing the weight inside the bags, lifting luggage up to the plane's storage compartments without the aid of a conveyor, lifting and placing luggage while inside the plane's storage area.
  • Reservation center: using a headset to answer customer calls concerning airline scheduling problems, performing repeated keying activities with the wrist in severely deviated postures.
  • Reservation center: raising chairs to a level where the armrest height and the table height are the same.

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