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A Case Study on the Effect of Ergonomics Program in Shipbuilding Industry during the Last Ten Years
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 Title & Authors
A Case Study on the Effect of Ergonomics Program in Shipbuilding Industry during the Last Ten Years
Jeong, Hyun-Wook; Kim, Yu-Chang;
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 Abstract
Objective: The Work-related musculoskeletal disorders(WMSDs) have been a problem on industrial occupational safety and health in Korean shipyard industry. It has been a big social problem. Background: As a result, Korean government enacted a law to prevent musculoskeletal disorders at work and some major companies have already implemented an ergonomics program. Method: This paper presents a study on the effect of an ergonomics program in a Korean shipbuilding company during the last ten years. Conclusion: The Incidence of WMSDs, the worker's compensation cost and the lost time were decreased after implementation of the ergonomics program. Application: The results of the publishing will help efficient operation of MSDs prevention activity in other companies.
 Keywords
Shipyard industry;Musculoskeletal Disorders(MSDs);Ergonomics program;Shipbuilding company;
 Language
Korean
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