Work Area


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Work Area

 

the portion of a work place that is restricted by angles of sight, the range of human movements, and the posture assumed by the operator or group of operators while working. Work areas are classified as optimum, convenient, and critical with respect to reach. The proper determination of a work area zone is an important requirement for the efficient organization of a work place. The most crucial and frequently used instruments and indicators are generally in the optimum zone of vision, and control devices, instruments, and components are in the zones of optimum or convenient reach.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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