A Study on the Applicability of PTS to Establish Standard Time for Agricultural Work of Korea Park, Hee Sok;
Objective: This study aims to analyze qualitatively if PTS methods are applicable to the agricultural works of Korea. Background: Many studies on setting standard time have been performed for manufacturing and service industries, not many studies on agricultural work have been carried out domestically and internationally. Method: MTM, MOST, Work Factor, MODAPTS were applied to some agricultural works, and limitations of each method were found out. Results: MTM was found to be more applicable than other methods, except for mental works. Conclusion: In general, many Korean agricultural works need squat postures, which are not taken into account in most of PTS methods. Continuous observation with stop watch is recommended for establishing the standard time for the agricultural works of Korea. Application: The information drawn from this study would be helpful to the farmer safety assurance system being established by Korean government.
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