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Physical ergonomics awareness in an offshore processing platform among Malaysian oil and gas workers.
Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2020 Sep; 26(3):521-537.IJ

Abstract

Introduction.

The reliability of offshore oil and gas (O&G) facilities depends on the operation and maintenance activities, where human physical intervention is involved. Workers are often exposed to ergonomics hazards due to inefficient workplace design. Ergonomics awareness among workers is a crucial factor in mitigating such hazards.

Objectives.

This study intends to evaluate the state of physical ergonomics awareness among Malaysian O&G workers and to assess their perception toward the criticality of physical ergonomics issues within an offshore processing facility. Methods. Data were collected through online questionnaire distribution. The respondents were required to evaluate three sections of the questionnaire to reflect their state of physical ergonomics awareness: design criteria in an offshore workplace that are related to physical ergonomics; effects of physical ergonomics implementation in design; criticality of physical ergonomics issues.

Results.

The results showed a good level of physical ergonomics awareness among respondents without them being influenced by dissimilar experiences (engineering design and operation/maintenance) and the range of experience in an offshore workplace.

Conclusion.

This study provides an overview of Malaysian O&G workers' outlook toward the physical ergonomics issues in an offshore workplace. These data could be further analyzed in future as relevant aspects of designing an offshore facility.

Authors+Show Affiliations

TechnipFMC, Malaysia.Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29792568

Citation

M Noor, M Hafizul Hilmi, and Raja Ariffin Raja Ghazilla. "Physical Ergonomics Awareness in an Offshore Processing Platform Among Malaysian Oil and Gas Workers." International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics : JOSE, vol. 26, no. 3, 2020, pp. 521-537.
M Noor MHH, Raja Ghazilla RA. Physical ergonomics awareness in an offshore processing platform among Malaysian oil and gas workers. Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2020;26(3):521-537.
M Noor, M. H. H., & Raja Ghazilla, R. A. (2020). Physical ergonomics awareness in an offshore processing platform among Malaysian oil and gas workers. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics : JOSE, 26(3), 521-537. https://doi.org/10.1080/10803548.2018.1480341
M Noor MHH, Raja Ghazilla RA. Physical Ergonomics Awareness in an Offshore Processing Platform Among Malaysian Oil and Gas Workers. Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2020;26(3):521-537. PubMed PMID: 29792568.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Physical ergonomics awareness in an offshore processing platform among Malaysian oil and gas workers. AU - M Noor,M Hafizul Hilmi, AU - Raja Ghazilla,Raja Ariffin, Y1 - 2018/10/01/ PY - 2018/5/25/pubmed PY - 2021/3/9/medline PY - 2018/5/25/entrez KW - Malaysia KW - ergonomics awareness KW - offshore KW - oil and gas KW - physical ergonomics KW - processing equipment SP - 521 EP - 537 JF - International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics : JOSE JO - Int J Occup Saf Ergon VL - 26 IS - 3 N2 - Introduction. The reliability of offshore oil and gas (O&G) facilities depends on the operation and maintenance activities, where human physical intervention is involved. Workers are often exposed to ergonomics hazards due to inefficient workplace design. Ergonomics awareness among workers is a crucial factor in mitigating such hazards. Objectives. This study intends to evaluate the state of physical ergonomics awareness among Malaysian O&G workers and to assess their perception toward the criticality of physical ergonomics issues within an offshore processing facility. Methods. Data were collected through online questionnaire distribution. The respondents were required to evaluate three sections of the questionnaire to reflect their state of physical ergonomics awareness: design criteria in an offshore workplace that are related to physical ergonomics; effects of physical ergonomics implementation in design; criticality of physical ergonomics issues. Results. The results showed a good level of physical ergonomics awareness among respondents without them being influenced by dissimilar experiences (engineering design and operation/maintenance) and the range of experience in an offshore workplace. Conclusion. This study provides an overview of Malaysian O&G workers' outlook toward the physical ergonomics issues in an offshore workplace. These data could be further analyzed in future as relevant aspects of designing an offshore facility. SN - 2376-9130 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29792568/Physical_ergonomics_awareness_in_an_offshore_processing_platform_among_Malaysian_oil_and_gas_workers_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10803548.2018.1480341 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -