ERGONOMIC ANALYSIS OF WORKING POSTURES THAT CAUSE STRAIN ON WORKERS THAT WORK IN HAND PLACEMENT BUSINESS OF TRANSPORTING CONTAINERS


Yetim H., GÜNDÜZ T.

Global Business Research Congress (GBRC), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 05 June 2015, vol.1, pp.1-10 identifier

Abstract

Due to increased competition in the globalized world, technological innovations and higher production rates have become very important for businesses. Despite advances and innovations in technology, the employees who work in countries which have developed industry resulting musculoskeletal disorders causes serious economic losses, it has been shown to affect the entire community rather than individuals in it. Reducing the fatigue and stress consists physical overloading on human provides significant contributions on productivity and labor costs. To be understanding of this situation emerges the i mportance of working stance. Today has started to benefit from t he ergonomic analysis for the elimination of all actions and activities that do not contribute to production. Poor posture is observed during the some works such as hand placement business of transporting containers. For study of analysis, these works are selected and the methods of REBA and BAUA are benefited to investigate the posture of employees during work. BAUA analysis method cares about all body posture, carried load and time of carrying but REBA analysis method considers also the score of stance of upper limb. In this study, REBA and BAUA ergonomic analysis methods are evaluated by comparing to learn what the results are in a predetermined process