Work Posture Analysis at The Spinning Department of Textile Industry using Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA) Method

Reinny Patrisina, Sri Widya Utami


The work posture of a worker affects not only his efficiency but also to his health. To a job with a high repetitive process, a bad posture will make a worker vulnerable to musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This study is aimed to analyze the working posture of workers engaged in the textile industry, especially in the spinning department. The work posture assessment is conducted using Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA). The photo took while the worker was doing their work at the production process of yarn is used to analyze the worker’s work posture. Some postures were identified under high-risk levels which potentially causing upper limb disorders then it requires immediate change. Recommendation regarding improving the body posture while working is provided.

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