TRB's Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Report 185: Bus Operator Workstation Design for Improving Occupational Health and Safety provides guidance to transit agencies and bus manufacturers as they integrate emerging technologies into current procurement practices and improve bus operator workstation design across the transit industry.
The research produced practical guidance documents and tools applicable to the procurement process and bus design, including a suggested procurement process and strategies for transit agencies to develop, train, and support a bus procurement team; training for the procurement team, including an ergonomics training module for bus operators; guidelines to update TCRP Report 25: Bus Operator Workstation Evaluation and Design Guidelines; and a digital model of a bus operator workstation that may be used by designers and transit agencies to develop specifications.
Organization Guidance Tools
Design Guidance Tools
Appendices D, E, and F to this report are briefly summarized in the published report. Links to the complete appendices can be accessed from the project webpage.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Bus Operator Workstation Design for Improving Occupational Health and Safety. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/23478.
|Chapter 1 - Project Overview||8-15|
|Chapter 2 - Bus Workstation Design and Procurement Process to Protect Operator Health and Safety||16-29|
|Chapter 3 - Training to Support the Procurement Team and Bus Operator Ergonomics||30-36|
|Chapter 4 - Development of Bus Operator Workstation Design Guidelines||37-55|
|Chapter 5 - Human Modeling Validation of Bus Operator Workstation Design Guidelines||56-64|
|Chapter 6 - Conclusions||65-69|
|Appendix A - Bus Operator Considerations for Purchase Price||74-79|
|Appendix B - Bus Operator Workstation Engineering CAD Model Specifications||80-103|
|Appendix C - Construction of Multivariate Manikins in Human Modeling Software||104-109|
|Annex to Appendices||110-116|
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