Nowadays, manufacturing companies are trying to automate production as much as possible according to the Industry 4.0 trend, leading not only to job reduction, but usually also to a greater division of labor and routine for the remaining employees. However, repeated movements in handling materials or products as results of the job division lead to sooner physical and mental exhaustion, and sometimes even to occupational diseases. Businesses must then seek out new workers and, in addition, bear large, extra costs for the affected workers compensations. The authors therefore focused on the ergonomic analysis of a selected workplace in the manufacturing company XY with the aim of assessing the health risks of the related work performance and designing and evaluating possible solutions to difficult working conditions there. The methods “Rapid Upper Limb Assessment” and “Rapid Entire Body Assessment” were applied to measure work load.Keywords: HRM, ergonomics, division of labor, automation
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