A study on ergonomic workstations for standing operators at a manufacturing factory in Malaysia

Baba Md Deros, Nasir Senin, Nor Kamaliana Khamis

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Abstract

Ergonomically designed workstation is vital towards improving health and safety of operators. This study was carried out at the assembly department to assess female operators' effectiveness at standing workstations during assembling different components and parts for making electronic product in a manufacturing factory. Long working hours with static standing postures can lead to musculoskeletal disorders. The study main objectives are to assess, identify risks and body parts complaints with respect to standing workstation. The methodology use in this study includes anthropometric data measurements of female operators, standing risk assessment and body parts symptoms survey. One hundred female operators working at standing workstations took part in the study. This study revealed three major types of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) observed in this factory, they are pain at the shoulder region, pain at the leg region and pain at the upper back region. Based on the findings from this study, the authors have proposed a standing workstation designs that overcome the MSDs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
Pages172-177
Number of pages6
Volume471
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event4th International Conference on Noise, Vibration and Comfort, NVC 2012 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 26 Nov 201228 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume471
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482

Other

Other4th International Conference on Noise, Vibration and Comfort, NVC 2012
CityKuala Lumpur
Period26/11/1228/11/12

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Keywords

  • Ergonomics
  • Manufacturing
  • Operator
  • Standing
  • Workstations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Md Deros, B., Senin, N., & Khamis, N. K. (2014). A study on ergonomic workstations for standing operators at a manufacturing factory in Malaysia. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 471, pp. 172-177). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 471). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.471.172

A study on ergonomic workstations for standing operators at a manufacturing factory in Malaysia. / Md Deros, Baba; Senin, Nasir; Khamis, Nor Kamaliana.

Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 471 2014. p. 172-177 (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 471).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Md Deros, B, Senin, N & Khamis, NK 2014, A study on ergonomic workstations for standing operators at a manufacturing factory in Malaysia. in Applied Mechanics and Materials. vol. 471, Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 471, pp. 172-177, 4th International Conference on Noise, Vibration and Comfort, NVC 2012, Kuala Lumpur, 26/11/12. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.471.172
Md Deros B, Senin N, Khamis NK. A study on ergonomic workstations for standing operators at a manufacturing factory in Malaysia. In Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 471. 2014. p. 172-177. (Applied Mechanics and Materials). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.471.172
Md Deros, Baba ; Senin, Nasir ; Khamis, Nor Kamaliana. / A study on ergonomic workstations for standing operators at a manufacturing factory in Malaysia. Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 471 2014. pp. 172-177 (Applied Mechanics and Materials).
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