The Effects of Constant Illuminance at Multiple Temperatures Towards Muscle Activities for Rubber Scrap Industries

Authors

  • Che Mohammad Nizam Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Menara TJB, Jalan Dato’ Syed Mohd Mufti, 80534 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Ahmad Rasdan Ismail College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Ezrin Hani Sukadarin Department of Chemical Engineering Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, 86400 Parit Raja, Johor, Malaysia
  • Norlini Husshin Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan, 81700 Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.106.2.194200

Keywords:

Illuminance, temperature, muscle activities, muscle fatigue, electromyography

Abstract

The objective of this study is to determine the effect of ergonomic factors, such as temperature and illuminance level towards muscle activities through repetitive loading and unloading tasks. The study settings are in Ergonomic Laboratory Chamber and a rubber factory. Six male respondents that participated in this study wear Electromyography (EMG) device on both sides of their bodies to measure muscle fatigue. EMG output signal data were analysed to determine the correlation between muscle activities with illuminance level and temperature. At constant 500 lux illuminance level and 24˚C temperature, respondent’s body shows optimum correlation between left sides and right sides. On the contrary, findings show unbalanced correlation at 19˚C and 32˚C which indicate one side of the body is using too much energy for the task.

Author Biographies

Che Mohammad Nizam, Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Menara TJB, Jalan Dato’ Syed Mohd Mufti, 80534 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

chenizam@mohr.gov.my

Ahmad Rasdan Ismail, College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

arasdan@gmail.com

Ezrin Hani Sukadarin, Department of Chemical Engineering Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, 86400 Parit Raja, Johor, Malaysia

ezrinhani@uthm.edu.my

Norlini Husshin, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan, 81700 Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia

norlini@pis.edu.my

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Published

2023-07-25

How to Cite

Che Mohammad Nizam, Ahmad Rasdan Ismail, Ezrin Hani Sukadarin, & Norlini Husshin. (2023). The Effects of Constant Illuminance at Multiple Temperatures Towards Muscle Activities for Rubber Scrap Industries. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 106(2), 194–200. https://doi.org/10.37934/arfmts.106.2.194200

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