POSTURE ASSESSMENT FOR WORKERS REPETITIVE TASKS AT POULTRY FEED MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
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Keywords

Posture Assessment, Ergonomics, RULA, REBA

How to Cite

Mahmood, S., Syed Abd. Aziz, S. A. H., Zulkifli, M. Z., & Marsi, N. (2019). POSTURE ASSESSMENT FOR WORKERS REPETITIVE TASKS AT POULTRY FEED MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY. Science Proceedings Series, 1(2), 28-31. https://doi.org/10.31580/sps.v1i2.597

Abstract

Repetitive tasks can cause working posture problems, such as musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs). This is very related to workers who is repeat the same tasks and depending on manual handling processes. Posture analysis evaluations using the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) and Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) tools have been used to analyse the working postures of workers at poultry feed manufacturing industry. The aim of this study was to identify workers’ risks of working posture problems, and to propose a standard of procedure to reduce MSDs and CTDs. The assessment was conducted using RULA and REBA worksheets. Three selected workers are divided into three different tasks. From the analysis had been done, the score obtain for RULA method is 7, 6 and 7 for Workers 1, Workers 2 and Workers 3 respectively. Meanwhile for REBA method, the score is 12, 6 and 5 for workers respectively. It is shows that the working postures is in high-risk, which need to be considered.  It is expected that this research will help by proposing proper SOP and work position for reducing the risk of WMSDs in industry. In addition, this research is expected to increase the awareness regarding on the good working postures among workers.

https://doi.org/10.31580/sps.v1i2.597
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