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Ergonomics effect of prolong standing at work (static and dynamic) in manufacturing division

Mohd Shahrir @ Shahril, Md Noor (2016) Ergonomics effect of prolong standing at work (static and dynamic) in manufacturing division. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

Standing at work is a common practice in today’s manufacturing environment. It is believed that standing at work produce higher productivity as it is not restrain workers movement compares to sitting at work. In this research study, the researcher is exploring the ergonomics effect of prolong standing at work (static and dynamic) in Peripheral Device manufacturing Division of Sony EMCS (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. In this research study, the variables influence the ergonomics effect of standing at work had been explored and analysed. There are three (3) independent variables identified, they are Management Commitment, Employee Behaviour and Workplace Design and one (1) dependent variable for this project paper, in the Ergonomic effect of prolong standing at work which is measured by using Body part symptoms. Total of 168-sample size has been taken from various level groups that consist of manufacturing operators, supervisors, line leaders and repairers. Study survey has been conducted through stratified sampling. Quantitative survey has been used for this study. From analysis result it shows that two (2) hypotheses supported with significant value. The result concludes that Management Commitment, and Workplace Design give significant impact in influencing the ergonomic effect of prolong standing at work while Employee Behaviour does not have significant impact to the ergonomic effect of prolong standing at work. The study has revealed that the working condition can be further improves by taking action in the areas of study especially involving management awareness and commitment, and by improving the workplace design.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55-55.3 Industrial Safety. Industrial Accident Prevention
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor. > HD28-70 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 16:14
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 16:14
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/6428

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