|Document ID (ISN)||102041|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Yeow P.H.P., Sen R.N.
||Quality, productivity, occupational health and safety and cost effectiveness of ergonomic improvements in the test workstations of an electronics factory
||Sep. 2003, Vol.32, No.3, p.147-163. Illus. 32 ref.
||Results of an ergonomic study of workstations where electrical testing is performed in a plant manufacturing printed electronic circuits. Both workers' subjective assessment and direct observation methods were used on the operators to discover the problems at their workstations. The following problems were observed: poor workstation design; mix-ups of tested and untested boards, missing or incorrect test steps, unclear pass/fail criteria for the projected colour test. Ergonomic interventions implemented were: an improved workstation layout with space for resting arms and the oscilloscope and computer keyboards within easy reach of the operators; clear segregation of tested and untested boards to prevent mix-ups; retraining of operators by more qualified trainers; reference colour samples for more effective recognition of different colours in the projection screen. The interventions implemented were simple and inexpensive; nevertheless, they resulted in improved productivity, quality and working conditions.
||workplace design; equipment testing; electronics industry
||work organization; printed circuits; equipment layout; work efficiency; sitting posture; quality control; man-computer interfaces; economic aspects; ergonomic evaluation; women; conditions of work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Malaysia|
|Broad subject area(s)
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment