|Document ID (ISN)||106630|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Gangopadhyay S., Das T., Ghoshal G., Ghosh T.
||Work organization in sand core manufacturing for health and productivity
||Oct. 2006, Vol.36, No.10, p.915-920. Illus. 7 ref.
||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.
||India; foundries; moulding and coremaking; work organization
||work efficiency; ergonomic evaluation; job study; work posture
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||India|
||Materials, glass and ceramics
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Foundries, metalcasting and forging operations