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Proactive risk assessment and management tools for manual handling in manufacturing paving blocks

Merry Siska, - and Afdhal Helmansyah Bakar and Vera Devani, - and Misra Hartati, - and Rika Taslim, - and M. Ihsan Hamdy (2022) Proactive risk assessment and management tools for manual handling in manufacturing paving blocks. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 30 (3-4). pp. 350-365. ISSN print: 1753-3627 | online: 1753-3635

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This study was conducted on a business unit that manually manufactured paving blocks which led to injuries involving musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Data obtained from the Nordic body map of four workers, showed that 14.81% failed to fall sick, 40.74% were partly sick, 36.3% were sick, and 3.7 very sick. This study, therefore, proposed a RAMP (risk assessment and management tools) method to identify and analyse work activities. The result showed that the level of risk in paving block manufacturing activities was 7, 13, and 15 in categories of high, moderate, and low, respectively, with a total score of 80.40. After proper improvement, there was a reduction in moderate and high bending duration from 34.8 to 25 minutes and 131.55 to 95.8 minutes, respectively, with lifting frequency from 1000 to 500 times. The reduction made a total assessment score of 74.20, therefore, further study is required to conduct layout on the workspace. Keywords: Nordic body map; manual material handling; MMH; musculoskeletal disorders; MSDs; risk assessment and management tools; RAMP.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 600 Teknologi dan Ilmu-ilmu Terapan > 620 Ilmu Teknik
Divisions: Fakultas Sains dan Teknologi > Teknik Industri
Depositing User: Ari Eka Wahyudi
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2023 09:53
Last Modified: 11 May 2023 02:49

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