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Vol. 7, Issue 5 (2018)

Ergonomic assessment of the work environment of food processing enterprises in Punjab

Aprajita Kumari and Harpinder Kaur
A number of environmental factors like noise, temperature, light and relative humidity influence the work in the food processing enterprises. Workstation dimension also affect the health and well being of workers engaged in the enterprises. Present study was planned to assess the environmental factors of the food processing enterprises. Objectives of the present study were to study the location and dimension of workplace in food processing enterprises as well as to study the environmental conditions of the food processing enterprises. Six micro, three small and two medium scale food processing enterprises were selected for the study and from each type enterprises, 50 respondents were selected making a total of 150 respondents. Major finding of the study was that the light intensity in all type of enterprises was less than the recommended value. The workstation dimensions were also not in accordance with the recommendations. Therefore there was a great need of modification and improvement in the environment of food processing enterprises.
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Aprajita Kumari, Harpinder Kaur. Ergonomic assessment of the work environment of food processing enterprises in Punjab. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(5):607-610.
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