n Ergonomics SA : Journal of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa - Preliminary investigations into the impact of an ergonomics intervention for garment workers
|Article Title||Preliminary investigations into the impact of an ergonomics intervention for garment workers|
|© Publisher:||Ergonomics Society of South Africa|
|Journal||Ergonomics SA : Journal of the Ergonomics Society of South Africa|
|Author||A.K. Ganguli, P. Parimalam and K. Balakamakshi|
|Publication Date||Dec 2009|
|Pages||30 - 40|
|Keyword(s)||Discomfort mapping, Musculo-skeletal disorders, Postural stress, RULA and Work table|
The garment manufacturing process involves tasks such as fabric laying, pattern making, cutting, stitching, checking, ironing and packing. A preliminary ergonomics evaluation of the checking section indicated that the workers in this section experienced postural discomfort. A work-station was designed considering factors such as type and nature of activity, time spent on the activity and productivity. The new work-station was a height adjustable table, with an adjustable tilting surface. This table was evaluated and the results indicated a reduction in the postural stress.
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