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Tramway et TMS : une mise en veille de la santé et de la sécurité

Abstract : This article looks into MSD issue for tramway drivers many of whom suffer from forearm, hand and finger pains. Three different dimensions were identified: biomechanical, cognitive and psychological. From a biomechanical point of view, a connection between the pains and the controls panel design was established in particular with the vigilance system (dead-man device). Cognition was also shown to be involved as there seems to be a competition between the cognitive demands of the system and the cognitive requirements of driving. The psychological level was suggested in the conflicting comments offered by the drivers after experiencing driving without the system. Although they showed a high level of satisfaction, they minimized the negative effects of the system on the quality of the driving. This could be explained by the role the drivers seem to subconsciously give to the system as a protection against their fear of accidents. This psychological dimension, generally underestimated, will also have to be taken into account in any prevention strategy.
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Ghislaine Doniol-Shaw, Robin Foot, Pierre Franchi. Tramway et TMS : une mise en veille de la santé et de la sécurité. 46ème congrès de la Société d'Ergonomie de Langue Française : L'ergonomie à la croisée des risques, Sep 2011, Paris, France. pp.153-158. ⟨halshs-00624132⟩



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