Widana, I.K Widana, I.K, Ni Wayan Sumetri, I Nyoman Budiarthana


Carat coblong pottery has been around for a long time, it is said that since Hinduism began to be adopted by Balinese. Carat is a ceremonial tool that has a design like a jug, only in a small form, while coblong resembles a jar. In its use, both are filled with water, complementing the fire and flowers which are usually always present in every offering of Hindus in Bali. The technology of making carat and coblong pottery is very traditional and has not been touched by modern technology. The manufacturing process, starting from material treatment, formation and finishing, is carried out in a conventional way, namely using the feet and hands. Elements of skills and experience play an important role to achieve the carat coblong pottery. The aim of the study was to determine the effect of technological touch on the process of making pottery on occupational pain. Technological touch in the form of ergonomic and anthropometric multi-function work station work tools. The method that will be used in this study is experimental with the same subject design. Involves 7 sample people who conduct activities in conditions before and after treatment. Environmental conditions data were analyzed by Mann-Whitney test. Occupational pain data observed were musculuscellal complaints and fatigue. Data on musculoskeletal complaints were tested by Two Pair Sample t-test, while fatigue data was tested with the wilcoxon signed rank test at a significance level of 5%. The results showed that using an ergonomic earthenware machine the occurrence of occupational pain decreased significantly.

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