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ID (ISN) del documento111970
Número CIS 11-0611
ISSN - Título de la serie 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Bin W.S., Richardson S., Yeow P.H.
Título An ergonomics study of a semiconductors factory in an IDC for improvement in occupational safety and health
Información bibliográfica 2010, Vol.16, No.3, p.345-356. Illus. 28 ref.
Resumen The study aimed to conduct an ergonomic intervention on a conventional line (CL) in a semiconductor factory in Malaysia, an industrially developing country (IDC), to improve workers' occupational safety and health (OSH). Low-cost and simple (LCS) ergonomics methods were used (suitable for IDCs), e.g., subjective assessment, direct observation, use of archival data and assessment of noise. It was found that workers were facing noise irritation, neck and back pains and headache in the various processes in the CL. LCS ergonomic interventions to rectify the problems included installing noise insulating covers, providing earplugs, installing elevated platforms, slanting visual display terminals and installing extra exhaust fans. The interventions cost less than 3 000 USD but they significantly improved workers' OSH, which directly correlated with an improvement in working conditions and job satisfaction. The findings are useful in solving OSH problems in electronics industries in IDCs as they share similar manufacturing processes, problems and limitations.
Descriptores (primarios) Malasia; locales; condiciones de trabajo; ergonomía; industria electrónica
Descriptores (secundarios) enfermedades del aparato locomotor; apreciación subjetiva; encuesta por cuestionario; valoración ergonómica; estudio de puestos; lucha contra el ruido; aspiración; factores de riesgo
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Ergonomia, organización del trabajo
Otras indústrias y profesiones
Broad subject area(s) Aspectos generales
Fisiología, ergonomía
Navegación por categoria(s) Workplace health promotion
Electronics industry