By Sakae Yamamoto, Masahiro Shibuya, Hiroyuki Izumi, Yuh-Chuan Shih, Chiuhsiang Joe Lin, Hyeon-Kyo Lim

New Ergonomics Perspective represents a range of the papers provided on the tenth Pan-Pacifi c convention on Ergonomics (PPCOE), held in Tokyo, Japan, August 25-28, 2014.
The first Pan-Pacific convention on Occupational Ergonomics was once held in 1990 on the collage of Occupational and Environmental wellbeing and fitness, Japan. the most subject matter of the PPCOE 1990 was once “Searching for recommendations to Occupational Problems.” The winning conferences have taken position in 1990 (Kitakyushu, Japan), 1992 (Wuhan, China), 1994 (Seoul, Korea), 1996 (Taipei, Taiwan), 1998 (Kitakyushu, Japan), 2001 (Beijing, China), 2004 (Cairns, Australia), 2007 (Bangkok, Thailand) and 2010 (Kaohsiung, Taiwan). After twenty years of collective endeavors, the meetings have proven globally famous excellence in medical contributions.
Now, PPCOE actions are getting into a brand new degree after 1 / 4 century of background. thankfully, individuals of the PPCOE ultimate in Tokyo are desirous to take a primary step at the street to its rebirth: the institution of a brand new, mature PPCOE.

PPCOE pursues ergonomics as a pragmatic technology, protecting a huge spectrum of updated and accomplished ergonomics matters. This ebook used to be geared up into six thematic chapters, together with getting older and Occupational security, office Ergonomics, Occupational Ergonomics, Healthcare and distinctive Populations, Human machine interplay and present concerns and Ergonomics Approach.

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For young adults, the near distance (80% arm length) causes more elbow flexion and right orientation induces less shoulder flexion and adduction angle of joint range of motion during reaching to grasping. indb 22 11/29/2014 10:42:27 AM elbow flexion, shoulder flexion and shoulder adduction. The near distance and right orientation (location A and D) induces greater wrist flexion. Moreover, the near distance induces more elbow flexion and right orientation lead into less shoulder flexion and adduction angle of joint range of motion.

Fisherman often faced hazardous conditions while at work. It has been reported that majority of hospitalized injuries among commercial fishermen are caused by machinery. Working on wet, slippery surface, handling heavy equipment, cables and ropes are familiar situations which are further aggravated by bad weather conditions. Falls were also reported as a major contributor to commercial fishing accidents. Therefore, a wide variety of workplace hazards confront the work force. The fisheries sector is an important sub-sector in Malaysia and plays a significant role in the national economy development.

No Busy and congested jetty/port i. Yes ii. No Beacon lamp not working/available i. Yes ii. No Poor boat condition (damage, too old) i. Yes ii. No Bad weather i. Yes ii. No Confusion of similar colour signal light for all situations i. Yes ii. No Lack of knowledge/exposure on aspects of safety at workplace i. Yes ii. No Animals bite or sting i. Yes ii. No Strong wave i. Yes ii. No Slippery floor i. Yes ii. No Tripping over equipment/machine i. Yes ii. 3%). 3%). 5%). 7%). 4 DISCUSSION Even though the analysis only focused on problems and factors that contributed to safety issues at workplace among fisherman, finding is helpful in given us the scenario of work environment faced by fisherman in their daily work.

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