The effects of ergonomic stressors on process tool maintenance and utilization

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This study examines ergonomic stressors associated with front-end process tool maintenance, relates them to decreased machine utilization, and proposes solution strategies to reduce their negative impact on productivity. Member company ergonomists observed technicians performing field maintenance tasks on seven different bottleneck tools and recorded ergonomic stressors using SEMaCheck, a graphics-based, integrated checklist developed by Sandia National Laboratories. The top ten stressors were prioritized according to a cost formula that accounted for difficulty, time, and potential errors. Estimates of additional time on a task caused by ergonomic stressors demonstrated that machine utilization could be increased from 6% to 25%. Optimal solution ... continued below

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Miller, D. March 31, 1998.

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This study examines ergonomic stressors associated with front-end process tool maintenance, relates them to decreased machine utilization, and proposes solution strategies to reduce their negative impact on productivity. Member company ergonomists observed technicians performing field maintenance tasks on seven different bottleneck tools and recorded ergonomic stressors using SEMaCheck, a graphics-based, integrated checklist developed by Sandia National Laboratories. The top ten stressors were prioritized according to a cost formula that accounted for difficulty, time, and potential errors. Estimates of additional time on a task caused by ergonomic stressors demonstrated that machine utilization could be increased from 6% to 25%. Optimal solution strategies were formulated based on redesign budget, stressor cost, and estimates of solution costs and benefits

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  • Semi-conductor Safety Association (SSA) annual conference, San Antonio, TX (United States), 14 Apr 1998

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  • Other: DE98003503
  • Report No.: SAND--98-1339C
  • Report No.: CONF-980443--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/654064 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 654064
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc701900

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Miller, D. The effects of ergonomic stressors on process tool maintenance and utilization, report, March 31, 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc701900/: accessed November 13, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.