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Manual material handling in an automotive testing department using work movement task analysis

Sarip, Shamsul and Saidin, Zul Fazlizan and Mad Kaidi, Hazilah and Suhot, Mohamed Azlan (2021) Manual material handling in an automotive testing department using work movement task analysis. International Journal of Advanced Technology and Engineering Exploration, 8 (78). pp. 619-630. ISSN 2394-5443


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.19101/IJATEE.2020.76217


Manual material handling (MMH) has become a big concern recently in the automotive testing department. Several medical leave absenteeism was reported while bodily pain and the number of Social Security Organization (SOCSO) claimed have also increased. MMH activities involve manual movement, such as manual lifting, lowering, carrying, or even pushing and pulling loads. In this study, there are three objectives, first is to identify the risk of improper manual material handling, second to analyze the risk of manual material handling and finally to propose a manual material handling solution to the automotive testing department. To achieve the objectives, a survey with a sample population of 70 employees was conducted. Apart from that, a risk assessment was conducted to assess ten selected work activities using Work Movement Task Analysis (WMTA). The data obtained was analyzed to assist in proposing guidelines to reduce the risk of MMH activities. The goal of this study is to propose guidelines or safe work procedures on MMH to the management.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Low back pain, Manual material handling
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:95536
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:31 May 2022 20:46
Last Modified:31 May 2022 20:46

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