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Evaluation of Human Posture and Ergonomics by Appropriate Assessment Tool in a Medium Scale Manufacturing Industry

Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 861-872

Keywords : Musculoskeletal Disorders; Fatigue Analysis; Ergonomic Assessment Tools; Anthropometry Measurement & Work Posture;

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In current health scenario, Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) is frequent grumbles surrounded by the employees occupied at stationary work that needs cyclic motion of the upper limbs in spite of their specific business. System and machine operators are seated and continuously work for a long time by about 8hourswithout moving. The employees are mostly using their arm with hand muscles and also they are lean to be a poor posture of body. The consequential MSD develop weakness, pain and discomfort. The objective of this research is an ergonomic assessment of both white collars and machine operators in a medium scale manufacturing industry to categorize the important serious positions in design of aged equipments and position of operational practices. An assessment is going to carried out for design, motor and pump assembly along with managerial section by means of a random sampling technique. The anthropometric of the workers and working table dimensions were obtained with comparison. The RULA, ROSA, REBA ergonomic assessment methods are used to assess the risk factors occurred by the implementation of wretched position in their place of work. NIOSH method is used to evaluate to Lifting Index (LI), 3DSSPP is used to evaluate the simulation study for postural and fatigue analysis. The observed results reveal a prevalence of symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders. There should be an important relationship stuck between MSD and abnormal height of worktable which leads to adopt wrong posture habits. The organization must change the old style furniture's and correct the uneven worktable height according to the employee's anthropometry. And also to offer best training to keep up their high-quality live out position at their workplace.

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