Atam Kumar

Work place: Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan

E-mail: atamkumar2018@gmail.com

Website: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0197-8532

Research Interests: Engineering, Computational Engineering, Management Engineering

Biography

Atam Kumar is currently working as a final year student in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan. His research interest in Ergonomics, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma, and Quality Control

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Students’ Musculoskeletal Disorders Assessment Using RULA

By Atam Kumar Bharat Lal

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijeme.2022.06.01, Pub. Date: 8 Dec. 2022

Classroom and laboratory infrastructure, food quality, and the environment cause many health issues to the students at colleges and universities, like back pain, eye issues, shoulder pain, and pain in the spinal cord. These problems affect many students' physical and psychological capacity, and students lose enthusiasm and intelligence. This study was conducted at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) to identify the ergonomic problems of students from attending lectures in class, performing different experiments in laboratories and workshops, and food quality at the canteens. This study focuses on ergonomic awareness and following rules and regulations for students and university administration. This research is conducted based on different questionnaires and the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) method. Through questionnaires, we analyzed students’ physical and mental problems. The survey was conducted at the before mentioned university from a total of 104 random students. Using the RULA method, we take data from different postures of students while performing practical work in computer laboratories, mechanical workshops, and other laboratories. After analysis, it is found that the RULA score is almost 7, which is dangerous for health and further survey shows many health problems through questionnaires. It is suggested that universities should follow the ergonomics rules, make a good environment for classes, laboratories, and workshops also improve the food quality at the canteen to mitigate the health problems in students.

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Analysis of Risk Factors for Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Survey Research

By Atam Kumar Hafiz Karim Bux Indher Ali Gul Rab Nawazc

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijem.2022.06.01, Pub. Date: 8 Dec. 2022

In the world ergonomics is involved everywhere, where is work there is a risk factor. Musculoskeletal disorder (MSDs) is a major risk factor in human life because it affects bones, joints, muscles, and connective tissues of whole human body parts such as the neck, shoulder, arms, wrists, hips, legs, thigh, knee, ankles, etc. so mainly our study focus on musculoskeletal disorders. This study there has used questionnaires in four factors those are socio-demographic, psychological, occupational, and biomechanical. In these factors number of questions were included in the data has been collected. In addition, there was the Nordic section in questions from that we analyzed the pain in different parts of the human body. The study concentrated on the business, education, industry, and healthcare sectors in Hyderabad, Kotri, and Jamshoro. University students and teachers, retail salespeople, manufacturing industry workers, nurses, doctors, nursing assistants, and other health professionals comprised the sample group. The questionnaires were fully completed by 50% of the respondents, resulting in a sample of 116 workers. The majority of the participants were private employees with one to fifteen years of experience in teaching or caring. In this study data has been analyzed through Co-relation between four factors with the Nordic section and ANOVA test through excel and it gives the value of p is also less than 0.05 so we cannot reject the null hypothesis. Over this study it has been analyzed that population is evolving in problems and there should be the proper implementation of ergonomics and safety rules. Test gives the values are not significant and null hypothesis should not reject and it should be improving.

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