Improvement Of Physical Ergonomics Using Material Handling SystemsJournal: International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research (Vol.6, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2017-01-15
Authors : Naveen Kumar;
Page : 7-11
Keywords : Material Handling system; REBA test; Physical and Muscular pain;
This research paper is an investigation of the physical ergonomics of the work place in an automotive parts manufacturing company . Material transfer from one station to another station was done by hand including a walk of a few steps to the next station. The unmachined components that has a quite heavy raw weight also they are being loaded and unloaded by hand .Due to this continuous practice some workers began complaining physical pain in their backs and muscular related pains. The work conditions of the workers were assessed using the REBA Rapid Entire Body Assessment test to understand the stress and the impact the work environment they are exposed to. Few material handling concepts have been suggested and explained to improve the quality of the work conditions for the workers and the REBA test tends to show some significant improvement when these improvements are implemented into the production line.
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