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Document ID (ISN)106811
CIS number 07-964
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sen R.N., Yeow P.H.P.
Title Ergonomic study on the manual component insertion lines for occupational health and safety improvements
Bibliographic information 2003, Vol.9, No.1, p.57-74. Illus. 22 ref.
Abstract This study was carried out to improve occupational safety and health among manual component insertion operators in a printed circuit board factory. Subjective and objective assessments and direct observations were carried out. Simple and low-cost ergonomic interventions were implemented, namely repairing chairs, reducing high workloads, assigning operators to a maximum of two workstations, confining machines that emitted high levels of smell and noise and providing tools for finger work. The results of the interventions were reductions in operators' chair discomfort, work stress and discomfort due to frequent change of their workstations. Several health hazards were also eliminated, including inhalation of solder fumes, exposure to excessive noise and injuries resulting from the handling of sharp components.
Descriptors (primary) assembly-line work; electronics industry; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) finger injuries; Malaysia; noise; printed circuits; ergonomic evaluation; seats; economic aspects; comfort assessment; job study; equipment layout
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