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Author Ignac-Nowicka, Jolanta
Affiliation Silesian University of Technology, Faculty of Organization and Management 26-28 Roosevelt St., 41-800 Zabrze, Poland
E-mail Jolanta.Ignac-Nowicka@polsl.pl
ISSN printed 1733-8670
URI http://repository.scientific-journals.eu/handle/123456789/2742
Abstract This article presents an analysis of the static loads on the human body during selected manual unloading tasks carried out by warehouse workers in a logistics company. The aim of the presented analyses is to minimize static loads in the work process and thus make the employees’ work more comfortable. A tool in the form of 3D SSPP software for ergonomic workload assessment was used to carry out static load analyses. For the two selected activities, the values of the developed forces of statically working muscles and the forces acting on the vertebrae of the spine were determined. For the values of static loads identified, based on the simulation of the 3D SSPP program, modifications in work posture and a change in the manner of performing the tested activities were devised. Moreover, the proposed reorganization of the tasks examined was verified by the reassessment of the static loads on the muscles using the 3D SSPP tool. The analyses carried out after the reorganization of work confirmed the reduction in static loads and the improvement in work comfort for the analyzed manual tasks.
Publisher Scientific Journals Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademia Morska w Szczecinie
Keywords static loads of the employee
Keywords ergonomic load assessment
Keywords load simulation methods
Keywords static loads on the spine
Keywords forced working postures
Keywords manual work
Keywords manual handling
Title Evaluation of static loads for manual warehouse work using computer simulation – case study
Type Original scientific article
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ISSN on-line 2392-0378
Language English
Funding No data
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Published 2022-12-31
Accepted 2022-09-29
Recieved 2022-08-22

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