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Design of a workstation and its evaluation under the influence of noise and illumination for an assembly task.
Work. 2011; 39(1):3-14.WORK

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

An experimental research was conducted to design a workstation for a lock manufacturing assembly.

PARTICIPANTS

Two experiments were conducted in the present study. Nine male subjects in the age range of 18-35 years participated in the first experiment. For the second experiment, nine subjects in each of the three age groups (viz. 17-22, 23-28 and 29-35 years) volunteered for experimental investigations.

METHOD

The designed workstation was evaluated under varying levels of noise and illumination for workers of different age groups. Three different workstations were evaluated. The task was performed by a worker in two different sitting positions and three settings of arms position.

RESULTS

It was found that workstation type, backrest support and arms positions were all having a statistically significant effect on task performance. Workstation with work surface to seat height ratio of 1.82 was found to be better when the task was performed using backrest and arms were supported on the work surface. This workstation was evaluated for three different age groups of workers under different levels of noise and illumination. The results of the study showed that age of the worker, illumination level and level of noise were all contributing significantly towards task performance.

CONCLUSIONS

The design of a workstation for assembly task would help greatly in creating a better working environment and enhancing the productivity of workers exposed to environmental stressors like noise and illumination.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Ergonomics Research Division, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, UP, India.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21673424

Citation

Muzammil, Mohammad, et al. "Design of a Workstation and Its Evaluation Under the Influence of Noise and Illumination for an Assembly Task." Work (Reading, Mass.), vol. 39, no. 1, 2011, pp. 3-14.
Muzammil M, Ahmad S, Khan AA, et al. Design of a workstation and its evaluation under the influence of noise and illumination for an assembly task. Work. 2011;39(1):3-14.
Muzammil, M., Ahmad, S., Khan, A. A., & Hasan, F. (2011). Design of a workstation and its evaluation under the influence of noise and illumination for an assembly task. Work (Reading, Mass.), 39(1), 3-14. https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-2011-1145
Muzammil M, et al. Design of a Workstation and Its Evaluation Under the Influence of Noise and Illumination for an Assembly Task. Work. 2011;39(1):3-14. PubMed PMID: 21673424.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Design of a workstation and its evaluation under the influence of noise and illumination for an assembly task. AU - Muzammil,Mohammad, AU - Ahmad,Saman, AU - Khan,Abid Ali, AU - Hasan,Faisal, PY - 2011/6/16/entrez PY - 2011/6/16/pubmed PY - 2011/10/18/medline SP - 3 EP - 14 JF - Work (Reading, Mass.) JO - Work VL - 39 IS - 1 N2 - OBJECTIVE: An experimental research was conducted to design a workstation for a lock manufacturing assembly. PARTICIPANTS: Two experiments were conducted in the present study. Nine male subjects in the age range of 18-35 years participated in the first experiment. For the second experiment, nine subjects in each of the three age groups (viz. 17-22, 23-28 and 29-35 years) volunteered for experimental investigations. METHOD: The designed workstation was evaluated under varying levels of noise and illumination for workers of different age groups. Three different workstations were evaluated. The task was performed by a worker in two different sitting positions and three settings of arms position. RESULTS: It was found that workstation type, backrest support and arms positions were all having a statistically significant effect on task performance. Workstation with work surface to seat height ratio of 1.82 was found to be better when the task was performed using backrest and arms were supported on the work surface. This workstation was evaluated for three different age groups of workers under different levels of noise and illumination. The results of the study showed that age of the worker, illumination level and level of noise were all contributing significantly towards task performance. CONCLUSIONS: The design of a workstation for assembly task would help greatly in creating a better working environment and enhancing the productivity of workers exposed to environmental stressors like noise and illumination. SN - 1875-9270 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21673424/Design_of_a_workstation_and_its_evaluation_under_the_influence_of_noise_and_illumination_for_an_assembly_task_ L2 - https://content.iospress.com/openurl?genre=article&id=doi:10.3233/WOR-2011-1145 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -