Investigation of the Usage of Oil Palm Harvesting Tools on Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of Lower Limb

Shahrol Mohamaddan, Magdalene Andrew-Munot, Shirley Johnathan Tanjong, Siti Zawiah Md Dawal, Keith Case, Akihiko Hanafusa

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

Worker’s health and safety are important for the plantation’s sustainable development. In the oil palm industry, the harvester is exposed to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) during the fresh fruit bunch (FFB) harvesting process. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of harvesting tools namely chisel, pole, and loading spike towards WMSDs on harvester’s lower limb. Rapid Upper Limb Analysis (RULA) in the CATIA and Human Musculoskeletal Model Analysis (HMMA) in the AnyBody software was applied to model and simulate the harvester’s movement during the harvesting process. The RULA simulation results indicated that the harvester’s lower limbs were exposed to WMSDs where further investigation and changes were required immediately. HMMA results indicated that the Gastrocnemius Medialis muscle had the highest mean muscle force. This study is important as an early ergonomics intervention for occupational health.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル3rd IEEE Eurasia Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Healthcare and Sustainability, ECBIOS 2021
編集者Teen-Hang Meen
出版社Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ページ41-44
ページ数4
ISBN(電子版)9781728193045
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2021
イベント3rd IEEE Eurasia Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Healthcare and Sustainability, ECBIOS 2021 - Tainan, Taiwan, Province of China
継続期間: 2021 5月 282021 5月 30

出版物シリーズ

名前3rd IEEE Eurasia Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Healthcare and Sustainability, ECBIOS 2021

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE Eurasia Conference on Biomedical Engineering, Healthcare and Sustainability, ECBIOS 2021
国/地域Taiwan, Province of China
CityTainan
Period21/5/2821/5/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 戦略と経営
  • 再生可能エネルギー、持続可能性、環境
  • 生体医工学
  • 安全性、リスク、信頼性、品質管理
  • 建築および建設
  • 健康政策
  • 健康(社会科学)

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