USE OF ERGONOMICS RISK ASSESSMENT TOOLS ON CONSTRUCTION SITE



EOI: 10.11242/viva-tech.01.04.008

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Mr. Mayank Katode, Mr. Hemant Lokhande, Mr. Sahil Kocharekar, Mr. Abhishek Jadhav, " USE OF ERGONOMICS RISK ASSESSMENT TOOLS ON CONSTRUCTION SITE", VIVA-IJRI Volume 1, Issue 4, Article 8, pp. 1-4, 2021. Published by Computer Engineering Department, VIVA Institute of Technology, Virar, India.

Abstract

Construction industry is one of the 7th industry with high risk exposure. The prevalent problem with construction industry in recent years is the health of construction workers. In residential construction sites workers daily activities includes Material handling, prolonged standing, bending, etc. this leads to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Some techniques are required to identify and control WRMSDs. Ergonomics involves the interaction between human, technology and organization in the purpose of optimizing well-being, health and performance. The aim of research is performing ergonomics risk assessment based on which ergonomics risk factors in building construction site is obtained and to give an overview of ergonomic risks at workplace by some of the observational methods that can be used for assessment. Through ergonomics risk assessment tools such as checklist (questionnaire), REBA (Rapid Entire Body Assessment) and QEC (Quick Exposure Check) data is collected. Risk rank order for activities are determined by RII (Relative Importance Index). Comparison of tool QEC and REBA is done and analysis is done in SPSS. The result showed that most workers are at higher and medium risk on residential construction site. Based on the analysis and findings task need to redesigned and reassessed so that it can be safely carried out. In an appendix we have included a brief presentation of these methods together with the work sheet (if available) and the reference source of the observational method.

Keywords

construction, ergonomics risk assessment, QEC, REBA, RII, SPSS.

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