Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Applied Engineering, ICAE 2023, 7 November 2023, Batam, Riau islands, Indonesia

Research Article

Work Posture Analysis of Warehouse Workers with Rapid Upper Limb Assessment Methods at Electronic Manufacturer

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.7-11-2023.2342956,
        author={Adhitomo  Wirawan and Sherly Amanda Putri and Putri  Ramadini and Aulia  Fajrin and Atiqotun  Nisa and Budiman  Budiman},
        title={Work Posture Analysis of Warehouse Workers with Rapid Upper Limb Assessment Methods at Electronic Manufacturer},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Applied Engineering, ICAE 2023, 7 November 2023, Batam, Riau islands, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICAE},
        year={2024},
        month={1},
        keywords={musculoskeletal disorders biomechanical risk factors individual risk factors rula},
        doi={10.4108/eai.7-11-2023.2342956}
    }
    
  • Adhitomo Wirawan
    Sherly Amanda Putri
    Putri Ramadini
    Aulia Fajrin
    Atiqotun Nisa
    Budiman Budiman
    Year: 2024
    Work Posture Analysis of Warehouse Workers with Rapid Upper Limb Assessment Methods at Electronic Manufacturer
    ICAE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.7-11-2023.2342956
Adhitomo Wirawan1,*, Sherly Amanda Putri1, Putri Ramadini1, Aulia Fajrin1, Atiqotun Nisa2, Budiman Budiman1
  • 1: Politeknik Negeri Batam
  • 2: Monash University
*Contact email: adhitomo@polibatam.ac.id

Abstract

The primary objective of this study is to ascertain the characterization of musculoskeletal illnesses, identify the risk variables associated with these complaints, and assess the occupational postures adopted by warehouse workers employed at an Electronic Manufacturer.The employed data gathering methods encompassed the utilization of questionnaires, specifically the Nordic Body Map Questionnaires, as well as observations. The present study employs a descriptive quantitative research design, utilizing the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) technique for data analysis. The Ergofellow 2.0 application is utilized to conduct the RULA assessment, while the AutoCAD application is employed to measure body angles. The findings of this study revealed that a significant proportion of workers, up to 100%, were within the low risk group for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) as determined by the Nordic Body Map questionnaire. The regions of the body that exhibited the highest number of reported symptoms were the waist, trunk, and calf. Workers across various categories experienced complaints of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).