Ergonomics Risk Factors in Construction Sector
Pradeep Kumar1, Sachin Agrawal2, Pammi Kumari3
1Mr. Pradeep Kumar, M.Tech, Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Technology, Indore (M.P), India.
2Mr. Sachin Agrawal, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sri Aurobindo Institute of Technology, Indore (M.P), India.
3Miss. Pammi Kumari, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ramgovind Institute of Technology, Koderma (Jharkhand), India.
Manuscript received on 10 July 2016 | Revised Manuscript received on 21 July 2016 | Manuscript Published on 30 July 2016 | PP: 25-29 | Volume-6 Issue-2, July 2016 | Retrieval Number: B2340076216/16©BEIESP
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Abstract: Construction industry is one of the highly risky industries with more number of accident and injuries. Many construction companies have difficulty in providing a safe working environment for their employees. The purpose of this research is to identify the ergonomics risk factors on the construction site. This was done by site visit and asking questionnaire from the employees of the construction industry. This study will include ergonomics risk factors in relation of human and their nature of work. One of the most significant ergonomics risk factors are awkward posture in handling of job task, repetition and force of specific movement including vibration. Other ergonomics risk factor includes static position, contact stress of tendon and muscles and also extreme temperature condition. The study will enhance the awareness of the ergonomics risk factors which may occur in the construction sector.
Keywords: Construction, Ergonomics, Risk Factors.
Scope of the Article: Construction Economics