Accession Number : ADA118595

Title :   Effects of Metric Change on Safety in the Workplace for Selected Occupations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MIDDLESEX RESEARCH CENTER INC WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : LeFande,Judith M ; Pokorney,Joseph L

PDF Url : ADA118595

Report Date : 21 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 139

Abstract : The study assesses the potential safety issues of metric conversion in the workplace. A purposive sample of 35 occupations based on injury and illnesses indexes were assessed. After an analysis of workforce population, hazard analysis and measurement sensitivity of the occupations, jobs were analyzed to identify potential safety hazards by industrial hygienists, safety engineers and academia. The study's major findings were as follows: No metric hazard experience was identified. An increased exposure might occur when particular jobs and their job tasks are going the transition from customary measurement to metric measurement. Well planned metric change programs reduce hazard potential. Metric safety issues are unresolved in the aviation industry. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Metric system, *Safety, Measurement, Standards, Conversion, Industries, Industrial hygiene, Jobs, Hazards

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE