Workstation design and analysis on student working in electrical wiring lab at Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin / Muhammad Jamaluddin

Muhammad, Jamaluddin (2017) Workstation design and analysis on student working in electrical wiring lab at Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin / Muhammad Jamaluddin. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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    Abstract

    This study is conducted to investigate the workstation design and the analysis on the student working posture in electrical wiring lab at Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin, Arau Perlis for any relation between manual tools handling and significant risk factors related to body postural perceived exertion. The study is focusing on six different activities of wiring task that are screwing and tightening the electrical cable to wall lamp module, ceiling lamp module, lower level power socket outlet, screwing of the socket box to wall wooden panel, screwing of the enclose power outlet at the lowest level and the middle level. All of these activities are manually carried out and investigation on postural position the injuries related to musculoskeletal disorder injuries will be avoided. The study also focusing on workstation environment that is not conducive to work because of high humidity and need a good air flow design. Begin with Borg’s RPE Scale questionnaire to the 5 participants whose previously work with the task given. The Borg’s RPE result is compared to the anthropometric data taken. For better result, RULA (Rapid Upper Limb Assessment) become main tools for ergonomics assessment on the student individual upper limb MSD. Evaluator will focus on the selected activities as mentioned earlier for the assessment. Result with very high-risk level and RULA Score of 7 will need immediate investigation. On top of that work task postural also need to be change with new postural position implemented. All of these assessments are using worksheet. Based on RULA the result, the activities above students shoulder required immediate change and new working procedure are been proposed and implemented.

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Additional Information: Research Report (M.Eng.) - Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 2017.
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Human engineering; Design; Human factors; Electric wiring; Safety measures; Ergonomics assessment
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
    Depositing User: Mr Prabhakaran Balachandran
    Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2019 08:31
    Last Modified: 18 Jul 2019 08:31
    URI: http://studentsrepo.um.edu.my/id/eprint/7706

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