Ergonomic assessment in wood-based production site: a preliminary study

W Omar Ali Saifuddin, Wan Ismail and Nor Fadiana, Amat Rahim and Shahrizal, Ahmad Sobri (2020) Ergonomic assessment in wood-based production site: a preliminary study. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (15). pp. 3078-3085. ISSN 2394-5125

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Ergonomic deficiencies are considered to be the major causes of workplace safety hazards, inadequate security and decreased productivity and performance of workers. Ergonomic assessment is an unbiased assessment of the risk factors in the work environment that may lead to musculoskeletal injuries or accidents of workers. This case study focuses on the ergonomic assessment in the production site of a woodbased product company in the state of Selangor, Malaysia. The aim of this case study is to identify the risk factors in such a way that the organization can make significant improvements to the operating climate. During the observation period, major ergonomic deficiencies and lack of awareness among employees occurred at the production site. The results are capable of demonstrating the value of protection for workers and as a reference point for the wood-based industry. Employees and employers should therefore play a vital role in implementing a successful ergonomic practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ergonomic assessment, Work environment, Safety, Productivity, Factory layout design.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Innovative Design & Technology
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2022 01:47
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2022 01:41

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