Investigation on Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Workers in Automobile Production Logistics

  • Lin-hui SunEmail author
  • Yi-meng Zhang
  • Kang Shang
  • An-bo Wu
Conference paper


To explore the effect of ergonomics risk factors on workers’ musculoskeletal disorders in automobile production logistics. Based on the video of the four main tasks of unloading operation, storage operation, unpacking operation and SPS (set parts system) sorting operation, the authors evaluated the musculoskeletal disorders status of workers during the operation by the Rapid Upper Limb Assessment. The results show that unpacking operations need to be further investigation. Storage operations and SPS sorting operations are yet to be studied and should be improved as soon as possible. Unloading operations need to be studied and improved immediately.


Automobile production logistics Logistics workers Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) Rapid upper limb assessment (RULA) 



A. We are grateful to an anonymous referee for his/her helpful comment earlier version of this paper. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation of China [grant number 71673220].

B. The publication of this paper was supported by the relevant auto companies and the employees surveyed. The data and pictures used in the paper also received the informed consent of the relevant staff and expressed thanks to them.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lin-hui Sun
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yi-meng Zhang
    • 1
  • Kang Shang
    • 1
  • An-bo Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.The School of ManagementXi’an University of Science and TechnologyXi’anChina

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