MANUAL TASK RISK ASSESSMENT FOR MATERIAL HANDLING EXPOSURE TO WMSD
Nagendra Kumar v, MuthuKumar K M, Naveen Kumar N C
Ergonomics, Material Handling, mantra, Training
The Main Scope of this project is to Assess the Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorder. Risk Assessment for Various Work Activity of Man -Machine, Material and Gas Cylinder Handling and movement in watch manufacturing industry. This project having main objective to ensure the Body mapping of WMSD (Lower limbs, Back, Neck and Shoulder and Hand-arm) of Workers and Assess the Risk Factor then make semi-quantitative judgements using a five point scale of five task characteristics (cycle time, force, speed, awkwardness and vibration) and Insists of Engineering Controls by arrangement Material handling Equipment to Ensure workers safe Movement and to make the Bench-marking Practices. A number of work areas have utilized the tool to identify key manual task risks for referral to the site occupational therapist for further analysis and control. Not only has this led to increased attention to manual task risk but has also resulted in the identification and implementation of high-level engineering controls to mitigate risk. Along with awareness and engagement, we expect that workplace understanding of specific manual task risk factors, and therefore control options, will naturally develop as use of the assessment increases. The driving intent for the development of this tool is to protect our workers and reduce injury. This Reduce the Material Movement Time can result in Reduce permanent injuries that can have a significant impact on a person’s working ability and quality of life, as well as impacting on the productivity and economic performance of the company.