Cleaner production in a remanufacturing process of air compressors

Javier Esquer*, Jose Angel Arvayo, Clara Rosalia Alvarez-Chavez, Nora Elba Munguia-Vega, Luis Velazquez

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This article provides relevant results of a cleaner production program conducted in a company dedicated to remanufacturing air compressors in the city of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. The overall study design was based on an integration of acknowledged cleaner production and pollution prevention programs. Although this kind of program also involves environmental issues, this study focused on occupational health and safety by addressing different aspects of the work environment: ergonomic, physical (noise and lighting), and chemical. Particularly, ergonomic aspects were evaluated through the Modular Arrangement of Predetermined Time Standards (MODAPTS) method. For physical aspects, noise and lighting were addressed through Standard No. NOM-011-STPS-2001 and Standard No. NOM-025-STPS-2008 respectively. In addition, chemical aspects were analyzed through material safety data sheets and different search tools. Root causes of each risk were identified, and options to prevent, eliminate, and/or reduce each risk have been provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-91
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2017

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Central Institute for Labour Protection–National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB).

Keywords

  • MODAPTS
  • Mexico
  • air compressors
  • cleaner production
  • remanufacturing

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