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Document ID (ISN)106630
CIS number 07-596
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Gangopadhyay S., Das T., Ghoshal G., Ghosh T.
Title Work organization in sand core manufacturing for health and productivity
Bibliographic information Oct. 2006, Vol.36, No.10, p.915-920. Illus. 7 ref.
Abstract Sand core making is a manual process, in which workers often work in awkward postures and suffer from musculoskeletal disorders, primarily affecting the low-back region. In this study, an attempt was made to organize the sand core making operation for enhancing productivity. The existing processes of sand core making were found to involve some unnecessary steps, which hamper the rate of work and productivity. The modified process eliminates these steps involving awkward postures and the overall productivity in carbon dioxide sand core making and chemical sand core making increased by 8.5% and 30%, respectively.
Descriptors (primary) India; foundries; moulding and coremaking; work organization
Descriptors (secondary) work efficiency; ergonomic evaluation; job study; work posture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Materials, glass and ceramics
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations