An analysis of risk in petrochemical company
Alotaibi, Abdulaziz M.
University of Wisconsin-Stout
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The chief objective of this study was to evaluate the purpose of ergonomic central beliefs to the standard tasks performed by the personnel at Company XYZ. Goals were developed to achieve the objective of this study. Quantitative assessment of the work was conducted to determine the extent of the problem. Qualitative perception surveys were conducted to ascertain the magnitude of the problem. The evaluation consisted of ergonomic assessments, surveys, and a workstation design analysis to identify any risks connected with the tasks at Company XYZ. The types of ergonomic risk factors that were found in the random upper limb assessment and casual entire body assessment processes were repetitive wrist movements, pinch grips, and awkward postures. Interviews with the workers and management were conducted to identify their opinions on the causes of ergonomic risks and what they thought could be done to improve workers' safety and eliminate risks associatedwith rotating large valves. The researcher identified some possible controls and procedural changes to improve the three current random upper limb assesments and random entire body assessment process to reduce or eliminate the risk of ergonomic injuries. Recommendations and conclusions were made on how to reduce or remove these ergonomic hazards.
Petroleum chemicals industry