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ERGONOMICS ASSESSMENT OF WORKSTATION DESIGN IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

A. P., Puvanasvaran and A. R. , Ismail and N., Jusoh and A. Z. , Ismail and M. H. , Abu Bakar and W. H. W. , Deraman (2010) ERGONOMICS ASSESSMENT OF WORKSTATION DESIGN IN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY. In: National Conference in Mechanical Engineering Research and Postgraduate Studies (2nd NCMER 2010), 3-4 December 2010, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, UMP Pekan, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the ability to interpret the various aspects of ergonomics contributions and influences in the manufacturing industry. The application of knowledge and understanding of the ergonomics theories and techniques in the manufacturing industry also will be demonstrated in this study. Besides that, this report will be able us to appreciate the ergonomic role in manufacturing industry and everyday context by showing the ergonomics contribution towards employees’ health and safety in the workplace and tangible or intangible profitability of the company. Adequate posture, work height, normal and maximum working areas are determined for the intended user population. The procedure for determining the workstation dimensions and layout has been explained. The importance of building a mock-up of the designed workstation and its evaluation with representative subjects is emphasized. A case problem (Final Inspection workstation) is discussed to illustrate the workstation design procedure.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Workstation design, Healthy and Safety, Manufacturing Industry
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Management
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Ir. Dr. Puvanasvaran A.Perumal
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2013 23:29
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 03:45
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/6886

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