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Ergonomic Study and Design of the Pulpit of a Wire Rod Mill at an Integrated Steel Plant


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1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur 440010, India
 

This paper presents ergonomic study and design of the pulpit in a wire rod mill at an integrated steel plant. The mill was facing problem of less productivity of workers due to lack of proper work posture and working conditions. The study data were collected from the interview of seven operators involved with the pulpit. Relevant ergonomic tools were used for assessing the survey data for identifying the risk factors involved with these operators. Ergonomically improved pulpit was proposed for reducing the musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) thereby increasing the productivity of the plant.
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Chandra P. Dewangan
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur 440010, India
Arun K. Singh
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur 440010, India

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This paper presents ergonomic study and design of the pulpit in a wire rod mill at an integrated steel plant. The mill was facing problem of less productivity of workers due to lack of proper work posture and working conditions. The study data were collected from the interview of seven operators involved with the pulpit. Relevant ergonomic tools were used for assessing the survey data for identifying the risk factors involved with these operators. Ergonomically improved pulpit was proposed for reducing the musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) thereby increasing the productivity of the plant.