The development of an industrial air pollution monitoring system for safety and health enhancement and a sustainable work environment using QFD approach

Leman,, A.M. and Omar, A.R and Won , Jung and M. Yusof,, M.Z (2010) The development of an industrial air pollution monitoring system for safety and health enhancement and a sustainable work environment using QFD approach. Asian Journal on Quality, 11 (2). pp. 165-182. ISSN 1598-2688

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/15982681011075970

Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to develop of an industrial air pollution monitoring system (IAPMOS) as one of the target solutions for monitoring mechanisms in the workplace. Design/methodology/approach – Quality function deployment approaches were used in this study. The process of getting data from workers was by using questionnaires. The questionnaire regarding the welding process work environment was given to two selected automotive industries located in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Findings – From the data, the system development was analysed in order to formalize the specific needs of workers and management. The preliminary data were discussed regarding the development process and reliability factors that influenced the IAPMOS. The voice of the customer was then input during the design stage of IAPMOS. Research limitations/implications – The monitoring of industrial air pollution which was done in the welding process used a direct reading method and the date was assigned as “base line” during system development. The standards International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2008, and the Malaysia Standard, MS 1722: 2003 were the major sources helping to improve the working environments. The working environment is important to productivity and has a direct impact on human intervention. Social implications – Poor working environments will give a negative impact and an uncondusive work environment will create a potential health hazard and less productivity. Originality/value – The paper provides information to aid in improving workplace environment.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Air pollution; occupational health and safety; quality function deployment; workplace
Subjects:T Technology > T55-55.3 Industrial safety. Industrial accident prevention
Divisions:Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
ID Code:3228
Deposited By:En. Shahrul Md Rizal Shamshuri
Deposited On:08 Nov 2012 09:19
Last Modified:08 Nov 2012 09:19

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