A study of ergonomic risk on workers performing material manual handling of activity at manufacturing industry / Tun Mohamad Arifin Yahaya

Tun Mohamad Arifin, Yahaya (2018) A study of ergonomic risk on workers performing material manual handling of activity at manufacturing industry / Tun Mohamad Arifin Yahaya. Masters thesis, University of Malaya.

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      Abstract

      Assembly, Test and Manufacturing (ATM) primarily is automated process. During ATM, the finish product need to be checked thru series of tight procedure to ensure good quality deliver to customer. During testing, most of the activity required human assistance. Manual Material Handling (MMH) consist of activity that utilizing human capability to perform lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling. The aim of the study is to identify all manual material handling area and identify which area is the highest risk based on RULA. RULA (Rapid Upper Limb Analysis) is being used as an assessment method to investigate significant risk of MSDs at ATM. Then all workers at selected area will be evaluated using RULA and from there the most affected body part in term of working posture especially will be identified. If MMH is performed excessively it will create Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs). MSDs risk refers to damage of nerves, tendons, muscles and supporting structures of the body. After RULA conducted, survey form of body discomfort level is being issued to workers to understand level of discomfort among workers. The proposed recommendation will be based on improvement to prevent injury related to MSDs. In the nutshell the highest risk of work area is HDMT. The most risky body part posture based on RULA are upper arm and neck. The factors contributed for ergonomic risk are varies based on individual such as height of employee, working method, duration of standing, experience or inexperience , design of workstation and life style of workers.

      Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
      Additional Information: Thesis (M.Eng.) - Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, 2018.
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Test and Manufacturing (ATM); RULA (Rapid Upper Limb Analysis); MSDs; Damage of nerves; Tendons Muscles; Supporting structures of the body.
      Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
      T Technology > TS Manufactures
      Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
      Depositing User: Mrs Rafidah Abu Othman
      Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2018 06:43
      Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 07:48
      URI: http://studentsrepo.um.edu.my/id/eprint/9213

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