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Ergonomic Multifunctional Building Tool Design to Increase Work Productivity of Msmes Employees

In culinary businesses that are members of MSMEs or small food processing industries, grating work is usually done manually. The tools used for grating are usually also simple. Sometimes grating work, such as grating coconuts, sweet potatoes, cassava, and so on, is done by paying for grating services. This is considered less effective and adds time and costs that continue to come out. Manual grating can also increase the risk of work accidents in the form of wounds on the hands, grating, or fatigue. Complaints in the arm muscles, it takes longer, causing less than optimal employee work productivity. Therefore, a shaving tool is needed Ergonomic multi-function as a solution to these problems. This research was conducted experimentally by making a multifunctional design tool that was applied to MSMEs employees in Tabanan Regency. Workload was calculated based on employee work pulse measured using a pulse meter, skeletal muscle complaints were measured using the Nordic Body Map questionnaire, work fatigue was calculated using 30 general fatigue questionnaire items and work productivity was calculated based on grater results divided by workload and working time. Test the difference between treatments using the t-pair test statistic at a 95% significance level. The results showed that the use of multifunctional shaving tools can significantly reduce workload, skeletal muscle complaints, and employee work fatigue. The use of this multifunctional contractor is also able to significantly increase employee work productivity. Therefore, it is recommended that this multifunctional contractor can be used for MSMEs engaged in culinary.

Multifunctional Shrinking Tool, Ergonomics, Work Productivity

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I Gede Santosa, M. Yusuf. (2023). Ergonomic Multifunctional Building Tool Design to Increase Work Productivity of Msmes Employees. American Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology, 8(4), 189-193.

ACS Style

I Gede Santosa; M. Yusuf. Ergonomic Multifunctional Building Tool Design to Increase Work Productivity of Msmes Employees. Am. J. Sci. Eng. Technol. 2023, 8(4), 189-193. doi: 10.11648/j.ajset.20230804.12

AMA Style

I Gede Santosa, M. Yusuf. Ergonomic Multifunctional Building Tool Design to Increase Work Productivity of Msmes Employees. Am J Sci Eng Technol. 2023;8(4):189-193. doi: 10.11648/j.ajset.20230804.12

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