Article Number: DRJEIT701536492
DOI: https://doi.org/10.26765/DRJEIT701536492
ISSN: 2354-4155

Vol. 9 (7), Pp. 293-304, August 2022

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Original Research Article

Assessment of Computer users Workstation Ergonomics in Computer Village, Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Delta State, Nigeria

Peace Onya Ali

Jasper Ejovwokoghene Ikpesu*

Godwin Johuel Birma

Ibrahim, Nasiru Salmanu

Imonikosaye, Tobore


Abstract

This study was carried out to evaluate the workstations of Petroleum Training Institute computer village users (operators) by randomly selecting thirty shops with sixty-five operators. Statistical Packages for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 25 was used to analyze the operator’s anthropometric data, which was collected by measuring various body dimensions. The existing furniture measurements in the randomly selected 30 businesses were also measured using measuring tape, and the design was evaluated using an assessment checklist. Questionnaires were employed to assess the participant’s body locations of discomfort. This investigation discovered a misalignment between existing store furniture design and operator anthropometric data. Also, operators in this computer village of the study experienced musculoskeletal disorders with the highest prevalence of shoulder (3.02±0.779), followed by eye (3.00±0.832), lower legs (2.98±0.828), nape (2.91±0.766), fingers (2.85±0.662) and the wrists (2.56±0.998). The study hypothesis was tested with Chi-square statistics at 5% level of significance with P-value of 246.22 which falls within the acceptance region, hence accepting the Ho and rejecting the Ha. These results show that the existing furniture was planned or acquired without taking into account the user’s anthropometric data, which is why the participant developed musculoskeletal disorder. Therefore, additional research should be conducted for the development of shop furniture in accordance to the anthropometry data of the user community.


Keywords: Anthropometric, musculoskeletal, ergonomics, workstation, cognitive

 


 Received: July 11, 2022  Accepted: August 19, 2022  Published: August 31, 2022


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