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 AJIBM  Vol.9 No.12 , December 2019
An Ergonomic Approach for Designing of an Industrial Trolley with Workers Anthropometry
Abstract: Industrial trolley is an essential material handling equipment which is available in many industries and carries up to 1 ton weight. But in some cases, these trolleys are not ergonomically designed and so many workers suffer from various musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The purpose of this study is to find the mismatch between trolley dimension and anthropometric data. Anthropometric measurements (2) of 50 workers and dimensions (2) of industrial trolley were taken and so these were differentiated. Mismatches were found out by doing chi-square test. According to a survey, workers’ experiencing pain was found out in their various body parts. It was found that wheel radius and handle height were too short which cause discomfort to the workers. These inspections suggest dimensions for the design of an industrial trolley so that comfort and efficiency of the workers can be ensured.
Cite this paper: Talapatra, S. , Mohsin, N. and Murshed, M. (2019) An Ergonomic Approach for Designing of an Industrial Trolley with Workers Anthropometry. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 9, 2156-2167. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2019.912143.
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