|Document ID (ISN)||104226|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Yeow P. H. P., Sen R. N.
||Ergonomics improvements of the visual inspection process in a printed circuit assembly factory
||2004, Vol.10, No.4, p.369-385. Illus. 39 ref.
||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.
||visual tasks; ergonomics; quality control; women; electronics industry
||Malaysia; migraine; glare; economic aspects; ergonomic evaluation; visual fatigue
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Malaysia|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment