International Journal of Home Science
2018, VOL. 4 ISSUE 1, PART D
Workstation assessment for packaging department: a case study
Author(s): Hemani Malhotra, Archana Bhatnagar and Manjit Kaur Chauhan
Introduction: A study was carried out in the packing department of Juhu Sahakari Bhandar for assessing the work station design and postures adopted during work. Methodology: A questionnaire furnished the general information on medical history, specific and environmental aspects. The questionnaire also revealed the health problems among the workers. Results: The results of the time study revealed that the workers spend maximum time in weighing activity (115 mins.) as compared to other sub-activities like sieving (32 mins.), filling (107 mins.), sealing (67 mins.), labeling (32 mins.), and cleaning the area (13 mins.). The different workstations dimensions were measured to design and plan the layout in the space available to perform all the activities. The findings of the study were analyzed and recommendations were made for redesigning the workstation to make it safe, healthy and to improve human efficiency and productivity.
How to cite this article:
Hemani Malhotra, Archana Bhatnagar and Manjit Kaur Chauhan. Workstation assessment for packaging department: a case study. International Journal of Home Science. 2018; 4(1): 227-235.