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Author Alhadhrami, M.A. ♦ Shikdar, A.A.
Source Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Content type Text
Publisher Sultan Qaboos University
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2017-11-28
Copyright Year ©2005
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) TA1-2040
Subject Keyword Cycle time ♦ Ergonomically designed workstation ♦ Civil engineering ♦ Operator performance and satisfaction ♦ Engineering ♦ Technology ♦ Assembly task
Abstract The objective of this study was to investigate the effects on operator performance and satisfaction of an ergonomically designed workstation for performing a repetitive industrial assembly task. Experiments were conducted in a company with industrial workers using existing and newly developed workstations. Operator performance on the ergonomically designed workstation was 27% higher compared to the existing non-ergonomically designed workstation. Worker satisfaction score was also improved by 41% in the ergonomically designed workstation condition. The new workstation for a repetitive assembly task had highly significant positive effect on worker performance and satisfaction. Special features of the ergonomically designed assembly workstation were an adjustable and adequate worktable, an adjustable and ergonomically designed chair, ergonomically designed hand tools and a systematic layout of the workstation components.
ISSN 17266742
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-12-01
e-ISSN 17266009
Journal The Journal of Engineering Research
Volume Number 2
Issue Number 1
Page Count 8
Starting Page 69
Ending Page 76

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