Identification of ergonomic issues among Malaysian Automotive Assembly Workers by using the Nordic Body Map Method

Nelfiyanti, Nelfiyanti and N. M. Zuki, N. M. and Nurul Aqilah Jazatul, Azhar (2021) Identification of ergonomic issues among Malaysian Automotive Assembly Workers by using the Nordic Body Map Method. In: Recent Trends in Manufacturing and Materials Towards Industry 4.0: Selected Articles from iM3F 2020, Malaysia , 6 August 2020 , Virtually hosted by Universiti Malaysia Pahang. pp. 69-81.. ISBN 978-981-15-9505-9

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Continuous productivity improvements strongly influence human performance in the workforce. One of the key barriers to increasing productivity is the comfort that workers feel while at work. Workers are continually working on the same workload by standing up for a long time in their regular activities. The workers will felt the risk of muscular injury when the activities are related to ergonomics. In order to identify issues related to ergonomic, a specific study was conducted at JKL Company, which is a four-wheel-drive automotive product manufacturer based in Malaysia. There are four stages of manufacturing processes in JKL; namely Body shop, Painting shop, Assembly and Final shop. Out of these four processes, the assembly process uses 95% workforce in the manual process. This study used the Nordic Body Map (NBM) method to identify work complaints experienced by 51 workers during the assembly process. Based from the work-er's answer, a score of "64" was obtained, which means the risk of muscle injury in the "Medium" category. Workers complained most about the limbs, especially in the neck, shoulders, arms, hands, back, waist, foot and ankle. In this case, the proper ergonomic condition is required to minimize the muscle injury experienced by the worker during the work process

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Automotive; ergonomics; bordic body map; musculoskeletal
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
College of Engineering
Depositing User: Miss. Ratna Wilis Haryati Mustapa
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2021 08:00
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 09:45
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