Ergonomic design of the diamond polishing workstation

Issachar Gilad, Eli Messer

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An ergonomic study, performed at several diamond processing setups, points out the lack of ergonomics design of the polishing workstation, which causes injuries in the upper extremity muscular skeletal system, such as neuritis ulnaris, carpal tunnel syndrome, strains and forms of arthritis, which often afflict diamond polishers. The paper addresses itself to the prevailing polishing tasks resulting from the production cell and working procedures currently used in most of the diamond industrial setups all over the world. It presents a design analysis by which future workstations and operators' task characteristics can be changed due to ergonomic and technological criteria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-63
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1992
Externally publishedYes


  • Diamond polishing
  • ergonomics design


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