ERGONOMIC RISK ASSESSMENT OF TAKING THE PRODUCT DIRECTLY FROM THE PRODUCTION LINE

Abstract

Creating healthy workplaces considering ergonomic risks is becoming a necessary part of preventive approach in design of workplaces. Preventive approach has positive impact including economical, health and safety measures. Corrective approach can be used when e.g. health issues must be improved. Performance analysis is important for employers in competitive domestic or global market. If the analysis is made on the basis of faulty or incomplete information, such analysis may not be reliable and consequently the decision made might yield an unexpected result. Thus, proper usage of performance indicators is vital to avoid mistakes and minimise such risk. Our study is focused on workplace in automotive industry, where worker removes product from the line and place the product in crates located next to the line. Worker prepares crates continuously after he fills them with product for full capacity. Quantitative analysis of ergonomic risk was performed with wireless multisensory measurement system Captiv, based on complaints from workers related to upper limbs and neck pain. Improvements in workplace design were suggested, also process changes were analysed by working posture analysis based on results measured with Captiv system.

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