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Managing ergonomics in the development of rotation between workstations in the automotive industry. A balance between health and traceability of tasks.
Work. 2012; 41 Suppl 1:4402-8.WORK

Abstract

Abstract When the subject rotation between workstations (job rotation) is inside the organizations it's seemed that technically there are lots of restrictions to the development of an adequate system of rotation. We went from the need for an advanced ergonomic study and even possible restrictions of versatility and training of employees. The implementation of the ideal system of rotation passes through stages of development and research ergonomic study of the level of employee versatility, awareness and discussion with employees, implementation of the proposed system, feedback and audits for maintenance of the ideal sequence and time of rotation. For the success of the project there is a need for multidisciplinary involvement in the areas of manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering, human resources, medical services and manufacturing. Rotation between the tasks may mean that a worker should conduct two or more different activities in different parts of the day (ie. change between activity A and activity B "between 1 hours and 2 hours interval). An important consideration is to ensure that different activities do not present the same ergonomic risk for the same body part. The tracing of the execution of the activity is an important factor for production processes. Thus it is possible to conduct appropriate levels of training for employees and ensure safe and sustainable processes in terms of workers' health, productivity and quality.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Corporate Ergonomic Sector Volkswagen do Brasil.Corporate Responsible Production Unit Taubaté. rodrigo.filus@volkswagen.com.brNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22317396

Citation

Filus, Rodrigo, and Luciana Partel. "Managing Ergonomics in the Development of Rotation Between Workstations in the Automotive Industry. a Balance Between Health and Traceability of Tasks." Work (Reading, Mass.), vol. 41 Suppl 1, 2012, pp. 4402-8.
Filus R, Partel L. Managing ergonomics in the development of rotation between workstations in the automotive industry. A balance between health and traceability of tasks. Work. 2012;41 Suppl 1:4402-8.
Filus, R., & Partel, L. (2012). Managing ergonomics in the development of rotation between workstations in the automotive industry. A balance between health and traceability of tasks. Work (Reading, Mass.), 41 Suppl 1, 4402-8. https://doi.org/10.3233/WOR-2012-0737-4402
Filus R, Partel L. Managing Ergonomics in the Development of Rotation Between Workstations in the Automotive Industry. a Balance Between Health and Traceability of Tasks. Work. 2012;41 Suppl 1:4402-8. PubMed PMID: 22317396.
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