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Eurasian Journal of Anthropology

Yıl 2011 , Cilt 2 , Sayı 2

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Anthropometric measurements related to the workplace design for female workers employed in the textiles sector in denizli, turkey

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Vocational School of Denizli, Pamukkale University1, College of Tourism and Hotel Management, Pamukkale University2, Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Pamukkale Universi
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Because of working in a constant and iterative position, injuries occur in shoulders, necks, backs, and lower extremities of sewing machine operators. Holding the left upper arm up, bending the body and the head and ankle and knee at non-optimum angles causes these injuries or makes the situation more serious. This study aims at determining the anthropometric measurements related to the workplace design for female workers employed in large numbers in the textiles sector working in Denizli. In order to do this, a total of 18 anthropometric measures were collected at sitting (9) and standing positions (9) from 407 female workers in separate clothing plants, using the Harpenden type Anthropometer. The measurements taken in the sitting position are related to the aim to discover the optimum design of the workstation of the sewing machine whereas the measures at standing position were taken with the aim of determining the optimum height of the quality control and ironing units. In the study the descriptive and percentile values were calculated. Considering the anthropometric measurements required, suggestions related to workplace design were proposed.

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