Improving the Interior Design of an Overhead Cane Cabin: A Steel Industry Case

ILKER BOGAC ULUTAS, BERNA HAKTANIRLAR ULUTAS

Abstract


An overhead crane cabin can be considered as a complex work system that consists of a crane operator, operator’s seat, and specific control equipment. This study aims to attract attention to the crane operators who perform various activities such as loading and unloading of coils in a constrained area. The results of observations and use of Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) and Quick Exposure Check (QEC) methods for an overhead crane cabin that is used in a steel industry are summarized. The critical problems are identified as the poor design of the operator’s seat and location of the controls. Interior design is improved as to eliminate awkward work postures and insufficient vision angle that had a risk to cause musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) for the crane operator.

Keywords


crane interior design, crane operator, REBA, QEC, occupational health and safetyText


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/ise2018/33644

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