Physical Load and Preventive Measures in Metal Manufacturing Industry

Henrijs Kalkis (Coresponding Author), Kristine Andza, Zenija Roja

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Abstract

In today’s advanced work environment, workers are still exposed to ergonomic risks in the work environment and employees are exposed physically hard work that includes moving loads and frequent repetitive movements at fast pace. For the ergonomic risk analysis and workload assessment, three work operations with the high physical activity were selected: the welder’s workplace, the ironing board sorting line and the ironing board’s packing station. Subjective and objective ergonomics research methods were used. Research results show that employees in selected work operations are exposed to a fast work speed and often, monotonous movements at the sorting line and lifting heavy loads at the ironing board packaging workplace. Improvements in work processes and reduction of ergonomic risks are achieved through organizational and technical solutions that do not require significant material investment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Physical, Social and Occupational Ergonomics - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, Social and Occupational Ergonomics and Cross-Cultural Decision Making
EditorsWaldemar Karwowski, Ravindra S. Goonetilleke, Shuping Xiong, Richard H.M. Goossens, Atsuo Murata
PublisherSpringer Healthcare
Pages48-55
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030515485
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventAHFE Virtual Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, the Virtual Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, and the Virtual Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making, 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 202020 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1215 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, the Virtual Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, and the Virtual Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making, 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period16/07/2020/07/20

Keywords

  • Blood pressure
  • Ergonomics
  • Heart rate
  • Manufacturing
  • Physical load
  • Preventive measures

Field of Science

  • 5.2 Economy and Business
  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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