July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
The application of ergonomics in industry is obvious now a days especially for designing a work station. The ergonomics goal in industry is to make the workplace best fit for the workers to ensure their comfort and safety which impacts the workers’ satisfaction, reduce the number of injuries and production rate. In order to maximize the safety and productivity of a working environment, ergonomic approach must evaluate every aspect of the work place and appropriately implement rules, guidelines and plans. This paper addressed an injury risk in a manufacturing industry and proposed multiple solutions to resolve the injury risk and musculoskeletal disorder (MSD) risk. The injury risks include the exposure of bare skin to sparks while grinding, poor back posture and hand injury while performing the operation. Keeping the worker in mind, and the need for precision and specific tolerances, the difficulties are significant. The proposed design modification of the polishing/grinding machine was challenging because of the type of job performed here and space limitations. The improvement of workstation was done by incorporating an economic and ergonomic design approach. The result was verified by the ergonomic risk factor assessment tools Rapid Upper Limp Assessment (RULA) and Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) before and after the design modification.
Afrin, S., & Reeves, T., & Myers, L., & Davis, K., & Dowell, N. B. (2021, July), Design Improvement of a Polishing Machine Work Station in Industrial Environment to Minimize Health Risk Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36915
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