An Anthropometric Evaluation of Workstation Design: A Case Study in an Automotive Industry

Radin Zaid, Radin Umar and Nadiah, Ahmad and Isa, Halim (2008) An Anthropometric Evaluation of Workstation Design: A Case Study in an Automotive Industry. In: National Conference on Design and Concurrent Engineering (DECON) 2008 , 28 - 29 October 2008, Melaka, Malaysia..

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Awkward body postures in manual material handling have frequently been associated with high risks of occupational injuries. Anthropometrical issue such as reaching limits has often not been given enough consideration during workstation design process. The objectives of this paper are 1) to analyze the anthropometrical issue of a case study in an automotive industry 2) to suggest anthropometrical intervention to improve usability and reduce injury risks. Systematic observation techniques were applied and population accommodated before and after anthropometrical intervention was analyzed using percentiles equation. The result shows that the current job settings limit the number of workers capable of performing the job without awkward postures. Redesigning work using anthropometrical interventions suggest that more population will be capable of operating the job without awkward postures. As a result, injuries and musculoskeletal disorder are expected to be minimized.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Management
Depositing User: Dr. Isa Halim
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2012 06:58
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 03:25
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