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Ergonomic assessment of taxicabs using participatory ergonomic intervention approach among Southwestern Nigerian drivers

Onawumi, A.S. and Lucas, Emanuel Babajide (2012) Ergonomic assessment of taxicabs using participatory ergonomic intervention approach among Southwestern Nigerian drivers. Int. J. Manufacturing Technology and Management, 25 (1/2/3). pp. 33-44.

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Abstract

This work investigates the opinion of operators of taxicabs in Nigeria on some ergonomic factors influencing their safety, comfort and performance while driving. Participatory ergonomic intervention approach(PEIA) and work area analysis were used in the evaluation of ergonomicsuitability of driver-vehicle system. 1,406 drivers were sampled randomly in the study area and a minimum responds rate of 92% was achieved. Significant among the WRMD observed at the three body segments are discomforts at the right and left wrists, upper, middle and lower back, buttock and neck of the operators. The potentials of carrying out ergonomic investigation on taxicab operators through direct involvement of major stakeholders in the transportation business has been demonstrated and found very necessary in the development of user friendly vehicle for taxicab operator in Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ergonomic assessment; participatory ergonomic intervention approach; PEIA; work-related musculoskeletal disorder; WRMD; taxicab operator; extremity link system
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2018 10:32
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2018 10:32
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10639

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