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Comparison of Evaluation Tools of Work Posture in Automobiles Assembly Process

자동차 조립공정에 대한 작업자세 평가도구의 비교

  • Seo, Seung‐Lock (School of Automative, Industrial & Mechanical Engineering, Daegu University)
  • 서승록 (대구대학교 자동차.산업.기계공학부)
  • Published : 2006.08.31

Abstract

Awkward work postures in workshop highly affect on work-related musculoskeletal disorders(WMSDs). Especially, in automobiles assembly process, these awkward work postures of workers may cause serious injury and illness. This study is to compare the performance among the evaluation tools which can measure the work-loads caused by the awkward work postures in automobiles assemble process. RULA, REBA and TVAL(Toyota Verification of Assembly Line) are used as the evaluation tools. The 85 jobs selected in the automobiles assembly process are applied to the three tools and their performances are analyzed after the evaluation of the work-load in each job. Through various measures of performance such as statistical test, DUNCAN test, regression test etc., the tendencies and characteristics among them are analyzed in detail.

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