Title: Hand anthropometric survey of male industrial workers of Haryana state (India)
Authors: Arunesh Chandra; Pankaj Chandna; Surinder Deswal
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ghaziabad 201 206, Uttar Pradesh, India
Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra 136 119, Haryana, India
Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra 136119, Haryana, India
Abstract: A survey has been conducted to create a database of hand anthropometric dimensions of 878 male industrial workers from medium and small enterprises of Haryana state of India. A set of selected 37 right-hand anthropometric dimensions are measured using the techniques as per the guidelines in NASA – 1024 (1978). This database will be useful for new designs/design modifications of hand tools, workstations, hand apparel, protective equipments, etc. The primary data collected in the study have been used to compute minimum, maximum, mean, standard deviation (SD), coefficient of variation, standard error of mean and different percentile values of all the measured dimensions using SPSS-16 software package. The anthropometric dimensions of the subjects of this state have been compared with the population of the other states of India. The comparison of mean and SD values of hand anthropometric dimensions of the subjects of the state with other adult male population of Jordan, Mexico, Vietnam and Bangladesh has also been made.
Keywords: hand anthropometry; male industrial workers; anthropometer; SPSS software; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; ergonomics; human factors; anthropometric dimensions; hand dimensions; India; Jordan; Mexico; Vietnam; Bangladesh; adult males.
Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2011 Vol.9, No.2, pp.163 - 182
Available online: 06 Oct 2011