Sizing up Australia - the next step

This report focuses on the evidence and method for developing and conducting the first Australian Body Sizing Survey.

If developed and conducted, the survey will measure the body size of Australian workers. These measurements will be free to anyone interested in designing for Australian workplaces or choosing workplace equipment from ladders to hospital beds from forklifts to seats in aircraft and cars. Similar surveys undertaken in other countries have helped improve work health and safety, increase productivity and reduce inefficiency. The 2009 Australian Safety and Compensation Council report “Sizing Up Australia: How contemporary is the anthropometric data Australian designers use?’ found Australia needs a body sizing survey if it is to achieve similar outcomes.

Publication Information

Topic: Anthropometry
Type: Research reports
Industry: General
Publication Date: 20/12/2013

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978-1-74361-226-2pdf Chapter 1: Report Summary - Sizing up Australia - the next steppdf1.58 MB
978-1-74361-227-9docx Chapter 1: Report Summary - Sizing up Australia - the next stepdocx122.28 kB
978-1-74361-297-2pdf Chapter 2: Literature Review - Sizing up Australia - the next steppdf5.21 MB
978-1-74361-298-9docx Chapter 2: Literature Review - Sizing up Australia - the next stepdocx10.09 MB
978-1-74361-299-6pdf Chapter 3: Survey Scope and Method - Sizing up Australia - the next steppdf7.13 MB
978-1-74361-300-9docx Chapter 3: Survey Scope and Method - Sizing up Australia - the next stepdocx5.59 MB

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