Ergonomic Analysis in the Welding Laboratory of the Federal Institute of Paraíba – IFPB, João Pessoa Campus

  • Amanda Ramos de AmorimEmail author
  • Aarão Pereira de Araújo Junior
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 876)


In Brazil, the technical and technological education is ruled in the professional qualification. The laboratory is a very important space for the students, mostly for the ones who are a part of a group of students either from the technical or technological education. The value of having a laboratory in an educational institution is extraordinary, because the students have the opportunity of doing everything that has been seen in theory. The goal of this paper was analysing the welding laboratory of IFPB according to its layout and furniture. Some visits to the lab were made, to collect physical data and photographic records as well. Ergonomic analysis of work was performed in oxy acetylene, TIG, arc and MIG/MAG welding workstations. After data analysis, it was observed that the space that has been studied needs a lot of ergonomic improvements to provide better teaching and learning quality to the users.


Welding laboratory Interior design Ergonomics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda Ramos de Amorim
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aarão Pereira de Araújo Junior
    • 1
  1. 1.IFPB, Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of ParaíbaJoão PessoaBrazil

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