Safework Analysis of M113 Vehicles


  1. Hachez, G.
  2. Chamberland, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Les Consultants Genicom Inc, Montreal QUE (CAN)
The "Safework analysis of M113 vehicles" was conducted in the process of extending the life of the Canadian land Forces M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) fleet. Its goal was to examine the bench seats in the M113 APC to recommend a more ergonomic design. The objectives of the study were to reduce vibration's effects, accommodate 95 percentile male and 5 percentile female, increase the comfort and increase the postural stability. The examination has been performed in three steps. The first one was to collect the pertinent data using interviews, on site measurements and technical drawing review. The second step was to analyse, using Safework (Genicom's ergonomic analysis software), the actual bench seats in order to elaborate the ergonomic specifications. The last step was to formulate the recommendations (a total of 11 recommendations). the global concept resulting from the recommendations is a lower bench seat with invididual sliding (forward/backward) seat-cushions and with individual lumbar and back rests. A non-slip footrest is included in the bench seats base. This document presents the analysis results with the recommendations that have been formulated. Illustrations are provided to give a better idea of the recommendations applications
Foot room;Foot rests;Head room
Report Number
DCIEM-CR-1999-114 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Sep 1999
Number of Pages
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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