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Ergonomic issues at a railway maintenance workshop
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Operation, Maintenance and Acoustics.
University of Stavanger.
Tromsø University.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Operation, Maintenance and Acoustics.
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 24th International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis Engineering Management: COMADEM 2011 / [ed] Maneesh Singh; Raj B.K.N. Rao; J.P. Liyanage, COMADEM International, 2011, p. 1583-1587Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Research on human factors related to railway operation and maintenance has, to an extent, been the neglected branch of transport ergonomics. Despite the numerous reports of ergonomics programs in a variety of industries, no examples of implementing ergonomics interventions in the railway vehicle maintenance workshop have been reported.In this study, a maintenance process at a railway workshop was studied and analyzed with special reference to working posture and maintenance repair time. The working postures of two maintenance personnel were obtained and analyzed using OWAS (Ovako Working Posture Analysis System). From the results, it was clearly indicated that poor working posture was a frequent occurrence during the maintenance activities. It can be concluded that the introduction and implementation of ergonomics principles at the railway maintenance workshop must be considered in order to reduce the poor working postures, maintenance repair time and to improve maintainability and productivity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
COMADEM International, 2011. p. 1583-1587
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Other Civil Engineering
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Operation and Maintenance
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-31800Local ID: 61646805-a59e-4b74-9ce9-cb48cce296dbISBN: 0-9541307-2-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-31800DiVA, id: diva2:1005034
Conference
International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management : 30/05/2011 - 01/06/2011
Note
Godkänd; 2011; 20110526 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved

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