Re-layout of the work area using the ergonomic participatory method


  • I Wayan Gede Suarjana Department of Public Health, Faculty of Sport Science and Public Health, Manado State University, Indonesia
  • Moh. Fikri Pomalingo Departmen of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Manado State University, Indonesia
  • Bastian Rikardo Parhusip Departmen of Education of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Manado State University, Indonesia


ergonomics, layout, occupational safety, productivity, workplace


Re-layout of work areas is very important to pay attention to in small and large industries. In structuring the work area, it greatly affects the sustainability of a company both in terms of worker health and in terms of company income. The aims of this study is the re-layout of the work area using the participatory ergonomic method. The research method used is an observation method by applying the participatory ergonomic stage. The research was conducted in the CV. Victorina industry from June to August 2022. The results of the research obtained were relayout work areas using participatory ergonomic methods, including conducting interviews and group discussions to obtain problem-solving solutions that were approved by all parties involved in the system. Conclusions from the results of the study obtained the design layout of the work area in accordance with the wishes and constraints experienced by workers, the application of personal protective equipment in work activities, and designing work facilities in the form of workbenches and equipment storage cabinets based on ergonomic participatory, so as to create an efficient, comfortable, safe, healthy, and effective working system and avoid accidents due to work.


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Suarjana, I. W. G., Pomalingo, M. F., & Parhusip, B. R. (2022). Re-layout of the work area using the ergonomic participatory method. International Research Journal of Engineering, IT & Scientific Research, 8(6), 237–243.



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