International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Bio Mechanics Engineering | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023 | Rating: 5.1 / 10

Ergonomic Health Assessment in the Blast Furnace Section of Steel Industry: A Comprehensive Study Using Reba and Rula Methodologies

Dr. Prasanta Kumar Dass [3]

Abstract: Introduction: Blast Furnace is most hazardous section of any steel Industry [1]. All kind of physical hazards are present here. The aim of this study is to assess degree of ergonomic health issues exist in this area. Methodology: REBA and RULA scores are used for ergonomic assessment in thirty work stations of a blast furnace including control rooms. A questionnaire has been used to assess existing health issues related to ergonomics. Result and Discussion: Very high REBA score is observed in four jobs such as slag runner cleaning, cast house pit cleaning, mud gun cleaning and maintenance work. They all are very transient works and done on demand only. In other areas ergonomic health issue lies in light to moderate range. In office areas eye strain and low backache are major ergonomic issues. Lumbar support and good sitting posture are found helpful.

Keywords: Ergonomics, Blast Furnace, RULA, REBA, Posture, Office

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,

Pages: 836 - 838

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