Ergonomics intervention in steel panels handling for improving workers' well-being outcomes / Huck-Soo Loo … [et al.]

Huck-Soo Loo (2014) Ergonomics intervention in steel panels handling for improving workers' well-being outcomes / Huck-Soo Loo … [et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 11 (2). pp. 93-105. ISSN 1823-5514

Abstract

The paper emphasizes an ergonomics intervention in a medium-sized manufacturing plant to fit jobs for workers with respect to the handling of steel panels for installation onto central station air handlers. Ergonomic risk factors were identified via qualitative and quantitative data obtained from general survey, participative assessments followed by direct observations. Ergonomics intervention by means of real life experiment was conducted. Post survey incorporating both direct observations and participative assessments was subsequently implemented to gauge its effectiveness. The intervention study comprises the introduction of a trolley designed for placing steel panels horizontally and a mobile rack created for upright placing of those panels. The action-oriented ergonomics study finally produced results which were in conformity with the research aim as anticipated.

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Item Type: Article
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Huck-Soo LooUNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering
ISSN: 1823-5514
Volume: 11
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 93-105
Item ID: 17646
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ergonomics intervention, direct observation, participative assessment, occupational safety and health, work-related musculoskeletal defects (WMSDs)
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/17646

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