Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Situational Assessment of Noise and Ergonomic Factors in Welding Activities: Implications on the Well-Being of Ghanaian Informal Auto-Mechanics
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Humans and technology. University of Ghana Business School, Legon, Accra, Ghana.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0147-0680
University of Ghana Business School, Legon, Accra, Ghana.
2020 (English)In: Advances in Physical, Social & Occupational Ergonomics: Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, Social & Occupational Ergonomics and Cross-Cultural Decision Making, July 16–20, 2020, USA / [ed] Waldemar Karwowski, Ravindra S. Goonetilleke, Shuping Xiong, Richard H. M. Goossens, Atsuo Murata, Springer, 2020, p. 142-148Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study assessed the noise and ergonomics factors associated with the welding operations of Ghanaian informal-auto-mechanics and the implications it has on their personal well-being and productivity. Using the 2014 OSHA Hazards Assessment Checklist, the noise and ergonomics factors associated with welding operations in three selected shops were firstly assessed expertly. This was followed by interviews with the informal-auto-mechanics, using the checklist as interview-guide. The results showed that welding operations in all the shops were very noisy, with operators oblivious to the health hazards of their noisy operations. Additionally, all the informal-auto-mechanics’ reported ergonomics constraint in their welding operations, manifested as musculoskeletal disorders caused by inappropriate work postures, repetitive-motion and insufficient pause-periods in tasks performance. It is concluded that Ghanaian informal-auto-mechanics’ are oblivious of occupational hazards associated with their welding activities caused by noise and ergonomics constraints, and the negative consequence they have on their personal well-being and work productivity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2020. p. 142-148
Series
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, ISSN 2194-5357, E-ISSN 2194-5365 ; 1215
Keywords [en]
Welding activity, Situational assessment, Noise factors, Ergonomics factors, Informal auto-mechanics, Ghana
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-80659DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-51549-2_19Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85088590929OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-80659DiVA, id: diva2:1463441
Conference
AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, Social & Occupational Ergonomics and Cross-Cultural Decision Making, 16–20 July, 2020, USA
Note

ISBN för värdpublikation: 978-3-030-51548-5, 978-3-030-51549-2

Available from: 2020-09-02 Created: 2020-09-02 Last updated: 2020-09-02Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Authority records

Sanda, Mohammed-Aminu

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Sanda, Mohammed-Aminu
By organisation
Humans and technology
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 40 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf