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11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2014) CPH Conference

study of biomechanical risk factors in an elevator manufacturing company
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Author:Deepak SHARAN (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Mathankumar MOHANDOSS (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Rameshkumar RANGANATHAN (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
VB Jayakumar (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
VR Anoop (RECOUP Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation Centre, India)
Date: 2014-08-20     Track: F - Tools & methods     Session: F8 - Work analysis – part II
DOI:10.4122/dtu:2562

The aim of this study was to identify tasks with high risk of causing musculoskeletal disorders, biomechanical risk factors and body regions at risk by conducting an ergonomic workplace analysis at an elevator manufacturing company. Assessment tools included Muscle Fatigue Assessment, Moore Garg Strain Index, Key Indicator method, Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation and REBA. 80 tasks were evaluated. All the tasks starting from the store area to manufacturing area and cleaning area were assessed. The biomechanical risks identified ranged from low to very high. The commonest body regions that were considered at high risk were the lower back, neck and shoulder.