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Journal of Industrial Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 412921, 11 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/412921
Research Article

Ergonomic Study and Design of the Pulpit of a Wire Rod Mill at an Integrated Steel Plant

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur 440010, India

Received 26 September 2014; Revised 17 December 2014; Accepted 19 December 2014

Academic Editor: Enrico Cagno

Copyright © 2015 Chandra P. Dewangan and Arun K. Singh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This paper presents ergonomic study and design of the pulpit in a wire rod mill at an integrated steel plant. The mill was facing problem of less productivity of workers due to lack of proper work posture and working conditions. The study data were collected from the interview of seven operators involved with the pulpit. Relevant ergonomic tools were used for assessing the survey data for identifying the risk factors involved with these operators. Ergonomically improved pulpit was proposed for reducing the musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) thereby increasing the productivity of the plant.