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How Did Honda Come To Canada?

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Honda first arrived to Canada in 1969 as “a small company with a dream”. The manufacturing facility in Alliston, Ontario was built in 1988. In present day, Honda employs over 19,000 Canadians (Proudly Canadian, n.d.). The main mission of Honda is, “maintaining a global viewpoint, we are dedicated to supplying products of the highest quality, yet at a reasonable price for worldwide customer satisfaction” (Jurevicius, 2013) . Several roles were assigned to me at Honda, varying from completing physical demands analysis (PDAs) and ergonomic assessments, to assisting with contractor orientation training and on plant wide projects (which were later presented to the president of Honda).
The automotive industry is involved with the manufacturing,
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Some examples include carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, and tension neck syndromes (Government of Canada, Canadian Centre, 2017). One major contribution to WMSDs are repetitive tasks. At Honda, and all the other automotive manufacturing companies, many processes require the worker to perform tasks involving repetitiveness (focused in this report), manual material handling, whole body vibration, and more. These processes involve automation, semi-auto, and manual repetitive tasks. Automation involves a robot performing the process, thus removing the need for a human to do the heavy lifting. However, most of the processes still require manual assembly via a human (Nur et al., 2014). The purpose of this report is to determine the prevalence of WMSDs DUE TO REPETITIVE TASKS (and mechanics as to how they occur?) and their effects on workers AND COMPANY PRODUCTIVITY? This project was conducted at automotive manufacturing plants across the world. The major articles examine plants in Malaysia and Germany. This report is non-empirical as formal reasoning and implementation of programs and procedures are
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