Ergonomic evaluation in a screen-printing division of a garment small medium enterprise (SME) using the posture evaluation index in a virtual environment

Muhammad Farhan Fadillah, Erlinda Muslim

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Abstract

Textile and garment industry is one of the most important industries in the world. In Indonesia, the textile and garment industry is one of ten industries prioritized from the 2015-2035 Nation Industrial Development Master Plan (RIPIN). Job characteristics in the garment industry are generally material-handling processes and processes involving machinery that have high repetition that can cause Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorder (WMSD). WMSD is one of the biggest occupational health problems nowadays. In this research, workers of the screen printing division of garment industry Small Medium Enterprise (SME) has the highest risk in one of the SME in Jakarta. The workers were evaluated for their working postures using a posture evaluation index in a virtual environment in Jack simulation. The result shows that the worker has low injury to middle-low injury and middle-low injury to middle-high injury risk from their working postures. The repetitiveness of the work due to the high demand of the products, while there are only five workers available in the division and the awkward position of the workers while doing their work, is the cause of the probability of WMSD. Hierarchy of Control is used to prevent the risk of WMSD.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th Biomedical Engineering''s Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, Health, and Medical Devices
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering, ISBE 2019
EditorsKenny Lischer, Tomy Abuzairi, Siti Fauziyah Rahman, Misri Gozan
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735419445
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2019
Event4th International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering�s Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, Health, and Medical Devices, ISBE 2019 - Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia
Duration: 22 Jul 201924 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2193
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference4th International Symposium of Biomedical Engineering�s Recent Progress in Biomaterials, Drugs Development, Health, and Medical Devices, ISBE 2019
CountryIndonesia
CityPadang, West Sumatera
Period22/07/1924/07/19

Keywords

  • Ergonomics
  • Posture Evaluation Index
  • Screen Printing Division of Garment Industry SME
  • Virtual Environment
  • Work Postures

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