publication . Article . 2017

The study of postural workload in assembly of furniture upholstery

Marek Lasota Andrzej; Hankiewicz Krzysztof;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017 Journal: MATEC Web of Conferences (issn: 2261-236X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: EDP Sciences
Abstract
The productivity of the workers is affected by the Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSDs) which common cause of health problems, sick leave and it can result in decreased quality of work and increased absenteeism. The objective of this study is to evaluate and investigate the postural workload of sewing machine operators in the assembly of upholstery in furniture factory by using the Ovako Working Posture Analysing System (OWAS) with sampling. The results indicated that posture code 2111 (back code: 2 – bent forward; arms code: 1 – both below the shoulder joint; legs code: 1 – sitting position; load code: – 1 less than 10 kg) was the most common working...
Subjects
free text keywords: Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General), TA1-2040
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