Musculoskeletal discomfort among workers in mould making manufacturing industry

Abd Rahman, Mohd Nasrull and U, Joo Hui and Abdul Haq, Reazul Haq and Hassan, Mohd Fahrul and Tajul Arifin, Ahmad Mubarak and Yunos, Muhamad Zaini and Syed Abu Bakar, Sharifah Adzila (2015) Musculoskeletal discomfort among workers in mould making manufacturing industry. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 10 (15). pp. 6269-6273. ISSN 1819-6608

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Abstract

Mould making indushy is a manufacturer and designer for various kinds of mould such as commodity mould, packaging mould and furniture mould for other manufacturing processes. Due to the mould manufacturing process, a workers are exposed to the risks of upper limb disorders such as repetitive tasks, uncomfortable work postures and carry out work for long periods without break. Therefore, the main objective of this study was to identify the prevalence of work-related musculoskclctal disorders among the employee at mould making manufacturing ind"shy. ~rmcrurcd inlerview using Cornell Musculoskclctal Discomfort Questionnaires (CMDQ) were conducted over 35 workes in mould makin-a induslrv in which the age range was from 23 to-38 years (mean 28.54* 4.22 years) while working experience ranges from 1 to l i years (mean 4.31 years 3:09). The results shows that workers in the mould making industry were exposured to ergonomic risk of experiencing discomfort in the upper part of the body such as neck, back body, forearm and wrists that involves an iterative process on a regular basis and work in awkward postures. As a conclusion, this study can be a useful rcfcrcnces lo ergonomists, rcsearchen, OSll pracrilionm and others concerned to identify the prevalenci of work-related musculoskclctal disorders in the workplace, especially in the mould making industry and other manufacturing indurhics.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:musculoskeletal disorders; discomfort; mould making manufacturing industry; questionnaire survey
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA166-167 Human engineering
Divisions:Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
ID Code:6963
Deposited By:Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Deposited On:06 Jul 2015 16:13
Last Modified:05 Jan 2016 08:57

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