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Document ID (ISN)104226
CIS number 05-477
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Yeow P. H. P., Sen R. N.
Title Ergonomics improvements of the visual inspection process in a printed circuit assembly factory
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.10, No.4, p.369-385. Illus. 39 ref.
Abstract An ergonomic evaluation was conducted on the visual inspection process of a printed circuit assembly factory. The process was studied through subjective assessment and direct observation. Three problems were identified: operators' eye problems; insufficient time for inspection; ineffective visual inspection. These problems caused a yearly rejection cost of USD 298,240, poor quality, customer dissatisfaction and poor occupational health and safety. Several ergonomic recommendations were made to rectify the problems. These recommendations produced savings in rejection costs, reduced operators' eye strain, headaches and watery eyes, lowered the defect percentage at customers' sites and increased the factory's productivity.
Descriptors (primary) visual tasks; ergonomics; quality control; women; electronics industry
Descriptors (secondary) Malaysia; migraine; glare; economic aspects; ergonomic evaluation; visual fatigue
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceMalaysia
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Electronics industry
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment