Analysing the Effects of Physical Conditions of the Workplace on Employee’s Productivity (Including Case Study)
International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2015, Pages: 111-119
Received: Apr. 25, 2015; Accepted: Jul. 9, 2015; Published: Jul. 18, 2015
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Authors
Mohammad Taghipour, Department of Industrial Engineering, Science & Research Branch of Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
Maryam Mahboobi, Industrial Engineering, non-profit institution of higher education, Aba, Abyek Qazvin, Iran
Arash Nikoeifar, Industrial Engineering, non-profit institution of higher education, Aba, Abyek Qazvin, Iran
Ebrahim Soofi Mowloodi, Industrial Engineering, non-profit institution of higher education, Aba, Abyek Qazvin, Iran
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Abstract
One of the issues that today will improve the productivity of any organization is attention to the human factors engineering. Experience in worldwide has shown that modifying of work conditions, improving the quality and quantity of production, loss of illnesses due to the work, cost reduction and thereby enhancing the productivity, all are the positive consequences of suitable usage of Ergonomics in organizations which may be feasible under the shadow of following correction system of work condition, paying more attention to the workplaces and applying macro-ergonomics approach. This study was carried out to analyze the environmental and organizational condition of workers in the assembly unit of an automotive company with ergonomics optimization approach. In fact, the aim of this study was to find the amount of employee’s satisfaction from environmental and organizational factors of their jobs, thus providing guidelines for improving the identified problems which eventually will lead to increase the productivity. To do this descriptive research, after providing a questionnaire which it is valid and approved final, 50 out of 200 workers of the second shift of assembly unit have been randomly selected and were asked about the condition of the workplace and also disorders while working. After collecting and observing responses, frequency was obtained using diagram. Meanwhile, using mask had the least attention and environment noise had the most frequently in disorder categories. In addition, workers were complaining about the shortage of labor force, high speed of production lines and lack of break time.
Keywords
Physical Condition, Micro and Macro Ergonomics, Productivity, Workplace Condition
To cite this article
Mohammad Taghipour, Maryam Mahboobi, Arash Nikoeifar, Ebrahim Soofi Mowloodi, Analysing the Effects of Physical Conditions of the Workplace on Employee’s Productivity (Including Case Study), International Journal of Environmental Protection and Policy. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2015, pp. 111-119. doi: 10.11648/j.ijepp.20150304.15
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