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Vol. 10, Special Issue 7 (2021)

Ergonomic assessment of kitchen interiors in relation to human health and safety in the region of Uttarakhand

Garima Pant, Neena Vyas, Aruna Rana and Suman Sharma
Ergonomics is about how people, based on their physical capabilities, can best organize and conduct their activities. Ergonomics, which is known as human factor, is systematic order which is in the process of understanding and improving human communications with types of product, equipments, environment and system. Human factors and ergonomic is concerned with the “fit” between the user, equipments and their environment, it is about designing for people, whenever they interact with products, system or processes. The survey “Ergonomic Assessment of Kitchen Interiors in relation to Human Health and Safety in the region of Uttarakhand” has been conducted with the objective to study the present situation of kitchen interiors in relation to man’s compatibility in terms of equitable use, flexibility in use, simple and intuitive use, tolerance of error and low physical effort. For this survey has been conducted on 60 households which were purposively selected. On the basis of study it was revealed that there was complete thoughtlessness in designing the kitchen interiors for the residents, and the ultimate sufferer for this mismatch was housewives ,as they are the one who spent maximum time in household environment specially kitchen, due to this incompatibility they are suffering from musculoskeletal disorders and were in a stake of accidents, the main reason for this is lack of reliable anthropometric data of Indian users to decide the comfortable limits of workers as they are also copying the British standards, lack of concern of users for faulty designed layout in relation to environment and low priority towards improvement in household work conditions because of women users, as household work is considered as unproductive. In modern era, although the improvement was made in the sphere of household work also, but efficient relationship between man and their working environment remained missing.
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How to cite this article:
Garima Pant, Neena Vyas, Aruna Rana and Suman Sharma. Ergonomic assessment of kitchen interiors in relation to human health and safety in the region of Uttarakhand. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(7S): 490-498.

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