In order to establish whether the possibility of employing women as drivers of buses, lorries and railbound transport vehicles (as outlined by the regulations governing the employment of women on motor vehicles) is viable in terms of ergonomic criteria, questions such as the vibration of motor vehicles, exhaust fumes and the presence of other vehicles were explored. The findings of this investigation are generally significant for both sexes. It was found that the interior condition of those motor vehicles on offer for testing purposes did not in all cases comply with regulations governing the employment of women. It would be possible to eliminate this type of shortcoming. However additional difficulties related to the type of work involved as well as to the regulations governing the employment of pregnant women were found to be insoluble. /TRRL/

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    Verlag Wilhelm Kluge

    Saalmannstrasse 9
    Berlin,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Korth, U
  • Publication Date: 1975-7-8


  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 314-322
  • Serial:
    • Sicher Ist Sicher
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 7/8
    • Publisher: Verlag Wilhelm Kluge
    • ISSN: 0037-4504

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159824
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Institute of Road Research, Germany
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1977 12:00AM