Volume 10 - Special Issue: Ergonomics, February 2012                   IRJ 2012, 10 - Special Issue: Ergonomics, February 2012: 15-20 | Back to browse issues page


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Khandan M, Maghsoudipour M, Vosoughi S. Ergonomic Behaviors Analysis in an Iranian Petrochemical Company Using the ELECTRE Method. IRJ. 2012; 10 :15-20
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-220-en.html

1- Department of Ergonomics, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Department of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, Safety and Environment, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (3354 Views)

Objectives: This study aimed to evaluate and analyze the ergonomic behaviors order to select the best work shift group in an Iranian petrochemical Company, in 2010.

Methods: The methodology was based on the Ergonomic Behavior Sampling (EBS), and performed using ELECTRE method. In this study 1147 behaviors were observed.

Results: The results indicated that 43.6% of workers’ behaviors were unergonomic. The most frequent unergonomic behavior was amusing of legs while load lifting with 83.01% of total unergonomic behaviors observations. Using ELECTRE method, most effective shift group and least attractive alternatives for intervention were selected in the company.

Discussion: Findings declare high number of unergonomic behaviors. Catastrophic consequences of accidents in petrochemical industry necessitate paying more attention to workers’ ergonomic behaviors in the workplace.

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Type of Study: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2011/12/5 | Accepted: 2012/01/9 | Published: 2012/02/1

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