Ergonomics Engineering/Vendor Guidelines for New Products
|Publication Date:||1 July 2015|
Note: Nothing in this standard supercedes applicable laws and regulations.
Note: In the event of conflict between the English and domestic language, the English language shall take precedence.
Purpose. This specification provides ergonomics guidelines for part and component design for new products supplied to GM.
Applicability. This specification will apply to all Statements of Requirements (SOR) used in General Motors product designs, including Powertrain designs. Within General Motors Castings, Engines and Transmissions Centers (CETC), where possible the use of these SORs will be included in specific components, i.e., spark plug wires, hoses, caps, etc.
Remarks. For information concerning forces, connector design, requisite clearance and posture requirements see SAE International (SAE) United States Council for Automotive Research (USCAR) 25, Electrical Connector Assembly Ergonomics Design Criteria. For information on shipping caps and body plug design and acceptable force criteria see SAE USCAR 43 Shipping Caps, Torque Caps, and Body Plugs.
Note: To access SAE USCAR standards go to the SAE website listed in 2.3.1.
Note: For GM Employees to access similar material, refer to the Ergonomic Requirements and examples found on the GM websites listed in 2.3.2.