Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Assessment of physical fitness and postural discomfort among assembly workers
Author(s): Pragya Ojha and Deepa Vinay
Abstract: Awkward working postures have been found to be associated with decreased work efficiency which is crucial cause of body discomfort resulting from the restricted postures. This investigation presents a study on various working postures occupied in two wheeler automobile industry of SIDCUL, Pantnagar. The automobile industrial sector have major role in Indian economy and it is the place where work posture analysis is mostly neglected. The subjects were calibrated with the Harvard step stool test to determine their physical fitness index. For Posture analysis total 111 workers engaged in various process of assembling of bikes were selected and Rapid Entire Body Assessment was used to assess the body postures. The different activities of the workers were recorded by video and still photography, and these images were used for analysis. The results showed that Physical fitness index scores of maximum respondents i.e. 76.35 percent fell in the category of good score of Physical fitness followed by 33.33 per cent who had a very good physical fitness. The final scores of Rapid Entire Body Assessment during various working activities were found to be high. The findings revealed that there are ergonomic deficiencies in the planning and work method. The study recommended a proper implementation of ergonomics interventions program with awareness and training among workers to reduce the risks of WMSD.
How to cite this article:
Pragya Ojha and Deepa Vinay. Assessment of physical fitness and postural discomfort among assembly workers. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 1812-1814.