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Ergonomics - Force - Definition
 


Force: Performing essentially the same motion or motion patter over and over again with little variation in task assignment. Repetitive motion task often involve the use of only a few muscles, tendons and body parts, which can become strained when the same motion is repeated frequently (i.e., every few seconds) for prolonged periods (e.g.,  several house at a time, the entire workshift, day after day) without adequate recovery time. The severity of risk depends on how often the motions are repeated, the speed of the motions, the force required to perform the motions, and the number of muscles involved.
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