HomeLPU-Laguna Journal of Engineering and Computer Studiesvol. 4 no. 3 (2020)

Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Sorting Process Area at Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Incorporated: An Assessment

Cake Fritzi Arsenio | Angel Loise Borja | Patrik Claude Garcia | Neil Harvey Maigue | Ryan Jeffrey Curbano



The study shows the significance of enhancing working area in the sorting process area at the Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Inc. to minimize injury or damage risk of the sorters. As technology change and arise, the need to guarantee that the tools that the workers access for their job are intended to meet their body demands and can put them away from risk. Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) and Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire (NMQ) helps the researcher to identify which part of the workers body hurts and undergoes the most from musculoskeletal disorder. Anthropometry can be defined as the study which deals with body dimensions such as body size, shape, strength and working capacity for design purposes and body compositions. The researchers gathered anthropometric measurements from 20 workers. The findings from this research showed that the leading input of the incidence of MSD to the workers is their improper posture and insufficient workstation. MSDs caused pain or fatigue to the workers resulting in the workers ' absenteeism affecting the workers efficiency and productivity. Thus, it is necessary to develop an ergonomically designed workstation for the sorters chair and table in relation to the sorters tile conveyor.