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Journal of Ergonomics 2017, 5(1): 43-50 Back to browse issues page
Physical Ergonomic Assessment by Key Indicator Index (KIM) and Ergonomics Intervention in a Detergent-Producing Industry
Majid Motamedzade, Asghar Payoon *, Rashid Heydari Moghaddam3, Javad Fradmal, Mohammad Babamiri, Payam Heydari
MSc, School of Health, Hamedan University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, Iran , a.payoon@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Muscle-skeletal disorders are one of the most common job-related disorders in industrial workplaces due to different reasons. The current study performed an ergonomic assessment using the key indicator index (KIM) in order to reduce injuries in the bottle-making salon of one of the detergent-producing industries of Qazvin province.

Methods: This study was an interventional study and consisted of 25 workers and was done in a bottle-making salon of one of the detergent-producing industries, during year 2016. For data collection, the Cornell questionnaire and key indicator index assessment method were used before and after the ergonomic interventions. Data was analyzed by descriptive analytical tests using the SPSS 16 software.

Results: According to the results, in the bottle production task (risk score: 4), the risk score decreased significantly by redesign (risk score: 2). Also, regarding the bottle's material, supply task that workers used to do it by manual material handling (risk score: 3), by redesign, risk score decreased significantly (risk score: 1).

Conclusions: In this study, musculoskeletal disorders decreased meaningfully by workstation ergonomic redesign after 5 months from the intervention.

Keywords: KIM, Ergonomic Intervention, Muscleskeletal Disorders, Cornell Questionnaire
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Motamedzade M, Payoon A, Heydari Moghaddam3 R, Fradmal J, Babamiri M, Heydari P. Physical Ergonomic Assessment by Key Indicator Index (KIM) and Ergonomics Intervention in a Detergent-Producing Industry. Journal of Ergonomics. 2017; 5 (1) :43-50
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