INVESTIGATING ERGONOMICS RISKS IN SYNTHETIC GLOVES PACKAGING WORKSTATION
Author: Nor Atiqah BAHARUDDIN, Ummi Noor Nazahiah ABDULLAH, Norashiken OTHMAN
Abstract:This paper is investigating the ergonomics risks in the workstation of synthetic gloves production floor. These synthetic gloves are used for medical and healthcare purposes. The methods of Ergonomics Risk Assessment (ERA), Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA), Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) and Occupational Repetitive Assessment (OCRA) were applied to identify the problem of workstation and operator. The results show that the initial ERA assessment support for further investigation on static, sustained and repetitive risk while the average score of RULA, REBA and OCRA is 6,7 and 19.4 respectively. These results will be translated into measurable design parameters in the improvement design of synthetic gloves production workstation.
Keywords: Standing posture, ERA, REBA, OCRA