Redesign the cleaning tools from analysis of working postures at a cleaning job using the task analysis and OWAS methods

Ming Hsu Wang, Bi Hui Chen, Wen Ko Chiou

研究成果: 書貢獻/報告類型會議貢獻

1 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

Work of physical labor is conducted in many parts of different workplace. The relationships between a poorly designed workplace, poor working posture and diseases of the musculoskeletal system have been demonstrated. A number of studies also have reported that cleaners have a high risk of developing health problems particularly musculoskeletal problems, especially affecting the back, neck, shoulders, elbows and hands. This study used task analysis to analyze the typical cleaning job and used OWAS to analyze the working postures of cleaning workers in the university environment. We collect the all daily routine cleaning tasks for task analysis. Thirty cleaning workers, with an average work experience of 8.5 years, participated in this study. For an overall distribution of trunk postures, OWAS identified that a bent and twisted trunk posture, which fell into action category 3, was the major poor posture for cleaning workers. Distribution of arm posture were also fell into action category 3. This study also identified that trash cleaning task, class washing task, and toilet cleaning task were the 3 principal tasks in which cleaners cleaning the school environment exhibited poor working posture. This study used the posture analysis of OWAS to redesign the assistant cleaning tools. We extend the length of tools by the heights of the cleaners and the angle of cleaning tool could be adjusted by the different tasks of cleaning job. The redesign tool would help the cleaners to work without the over extending postures. To help them work with the normal postures to reduce and evaluate poor posture in a dynamic cleaning job site.

原文英語
主出版物標題Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors - Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors
發行者Springer Verlag
頁面417-426
頁數10
ISBN(列印)9783319416939
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 1月 1 2016
對外發佈
事件International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, AHFE 2016 - Walt Disney World, 美国
持續時間: 7月 27 20167月 31 2016

出版系列

名字Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
489
ISSN(列印)2194-5357

其他

其他International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, AHFE 2016
國家/地區美国
城市Walt Disney World
期間7/27/167/31/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 控制與系統工程
  • 電腦科學(全部)

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