Dr. RAUF IQBAL

Assistant Professor

Industrial Safty & Environmental Management

 

M. Sc. in Human Physiology with specialization in Ergonomics and Work Physiology ((Topper, Gold Medalist, Calcutta University, Kolkata, India).Ph.D. (Vidyasagar University, West Bengal.India)

 

 Professional training undertaken

a) “Design of Training” by the Administrative Training Institute, Govt. of India, Mysore, India.

b) “Direct Trainers Skills” by the Administrative Training Institute, Govt. of India, Mysore, India.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering

  • Engineering Anthropometry and Workstation Design

  • Work Evaluation

  • Manual Material Handling

  • Physical Work Environment

  • Work Study

  • Safety, Health and Productivity Management

  • Fitness and Performance Management


THESIS GUIDANCE

i) Guide and Examiner of Post Graduate students

ii) Guide of PhD students

  

CONFERENCE AND PUBLICATION
 
Paper presentation: 

 Iqbal R, Goswami A, Ghosh AK and  Gill IS :  Suitability of Queen's  College Test for Indian Boys,  7th Annual Conference of the Physiological Society of India,  Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), Delhi, 29 - 31 December, 1995.


• Iqbal R, Goswami A, Ghosh AK and Mathur DN : Determination of VO2 max:  Direct measurement versus Astrand - Rhyming test,  83rd  Session of the Indian Science Congress Association,  Punjabi University, Patiala, 3 - 8 January, 1996.


• Mukhopadhyay S, Iqbal R and  Goswami A :  Comparison of selected Cardio-respiratory functions of Elite and Junior Athletes of India,  International Sports Science Congress and Sports Goods Exhibition, Banglore,  23 - 25 January, 1996.  

                                                                               
• Iqbal R, Ajita, Mukhopadhyay S, Ghosh AK and Mathur DN:  Effect of 4 Weeks Altitude Training on Selected Cardiovascular Responses of Indian Junior National Athletes,  84th Session of the Indian  Science Congress Association, Delhi University, Delhi, 3 - 8 January, 1997.

           
• Iqbal R and Ghosh AK : Indirect estimation of Aerobic Capacity Revisited, 3rd Annual Sports Science Conference, Sports Authority of India, Patiala, 5 - 6 June, 1998.


• Mukhopadhyay S, Iqbal R, Ghosh G and Ghosh AK : Physiological capabilities  and  Energy Expenditure Profiles of  Elite female  Hockey  players of India, , 3rd Annual Sports Science Conference,  Sports Authority of India, Patiala, 5 - 6 June, 1998.


• hosh PC, Markar VM, Sathe S and Iqbal R: Physiological cost of kitchen operation in an Industrial canteen in Mumbai. 3rd congress of the Federation of Physiological Society of India, Science city, Calcutta, 24 - 26 Nov, 2000 


• Iqbal R: Exercise Prescription for Specific Needs. Seminar on Sports Science and Fitness, the Need for Excellence, S.N.D.T Women’s University, Mumbai, India, 11 – 12 Jan, 2001


• Iqbal R, Ghosh AK & Dhara P: Suitability of Queen’s College Test for Estimation of Aerobic Capacity of Indian Athletes. International Congress on Humanizing Work & Work Environment 2001, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, 11 – 14 December 2001.


• Patil S, Iqbal R & SenRay K: Modification of Physical Work Capacity (PWC 170) method for Sedentary College girls. International Congress on Humanizing Work & Work Environment 2001, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, 11 – 14 December 2001.


• Iqbal R: Ergonomic evaluation of Occupational Health Profile, Workstation and Work of the VDT users. 1st National Conference on Occupational Safety, Health and Environment, Green Triangle Society, Goa, 21-22 May, 2004.


• Iqbal R: Prevalence of Occupational Back Pain amongst the VDT users. 26th Conference of the Physiological Society of India, Midnapore, West Bengal, 16 – 18 December, 2004.


• Iqbal R: Ergonomics and work efficiency. 27th Conference of the Physiological Society of India, M. R. Medical college, Gulbarga, Karnataka, 1 – 3 December, 2005.


• Iqbal R and Ghosh PC:   Occupational health profile of the beedi workers in India and ergonomic intervention. International Ergonomics Conference, HWWE2005, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, 10-12 December, 2005


• Iqbal R: Ergonomics in Indian Industries as a Tool for Safety, health and productivity. International conference on Frontier Research in Physiology (ICFRIP) 2007. Deptt. Of Physiology, Calcutta Univ. 8 – 10 Jan, 2007.


• Iqbal R and Ghosh PC:   Ergonomic Evaluation in the Engine Calibration Section of an Engineering Industry. International Ergonomics Conference, HWWE2007, Central  Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal, 10-12 December, 2007.


• Chakrabarty D, Iqbal R & Ghosh PC: Evaluation of Heat Stress and Ventilation level in a Chemical Factory in West Bengal. International Ergonomics Conference, HWWE2007, Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Bhopal, 10-12 December, 2007.


• Iqbal R, Amitabha De, Mogare T, Saharia J and P.C Ghosh. Ergonomic Evaluation of a Modern Office System. Ergonomics Conference, - Humanizing Work and Work Environment (HWWE) 2008, VIT Pune, 22 – 24 December, 2008.


• Sanchita Ghosh, Debamalya Banerjee, Iqbal R and Amitabha De. Relationship with BMI with other Body Composition Profiles of Sedentary Adult Male in the age group of 50 – 60 years. Ergonomics Conference, - Humanizing Work and Work Environment (HWWE) 2008, VIT Pune, 22 – 24 December, 2008.


• Mukhopadhyay Suman, Iqbal R, Amitabha De, Chakraborty Tania and Pandey Vasundhara. A Sustainable Model for Assessment of Corporate Health and Fitness. Ergonomics Conference, - Humanizing Work and Work Environment (HWWE) 2008, VIT Pune, 22 – 24 December, 2008.


• Iqbal R and  Prabir K Sarkar: Ergonomic Ergonomic Evaluation of Workstation and Work at Visual Display Terminals in a Chemical Plant’. 96th session of Indian Science Congress, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, Meghalaya, 03 – 07 January, 2009.


• Iqbal R, Amitabha De and Minakshi Sharma: Effect of Prosthetic feet on the Gait and Loading of the Sound and Amputated Limbs in Trans-Tibial Amputees. Joint 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science and 8th International Sports Science Conference, University Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu Malaysia, 15 – 17 July 2009.


• Amitabha De, Iqbal R, and Madhuri Kamble: Effect of Prosthetic feet on the Gait and Loading of the Sound and Amputated Limbs in Trans-Femoral Amputees. Joint 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Exercise and Sports Science and 8th International Sports Science Conference, University Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu Malaysia, 15 – 17 July 2009.


• Iqbal R, Anumeha Srivastava and Sneha Gupta: Designing of the backrest of a computer chair: An Ergonomic approach. International Conference on Integrative Physiology: Modern Perspective & Platinum Jubilee Celebration of the Physiological Society of India, Kolkata, 12 – 14 November 2009.


• Iqbal R: Evaluation of VDT Workstation - An Ergonomic Approach. Ergonomics Conference, - Humanizing Work and Work Environment (HWWE) 2009, Kolkata, 17 – 19 December 2009.


• Nagarajan Periyan and Iqbal R: Addressing Ergonomic Concepts through Safety Legislation – A Gap Analysis. Ergonomics Conference, - Humanizing Work and Work Environment (HWWE) 2009, Kolkata, 17 – 19 December 2009.


• Mishra W, Amitabha De, Iqbal R, Gangopadhyay S and Chandra AM:  An Integrative Approach for Evaluating Work related Musculo-skeletal Disorder. Ergonomics Conference, - Humanizing Work and Work Environment (HWWE) 2009, Kolkata, 17 – 19 December 2009.


• Amitabha De, Iqbal R, Dhar U, Mishra W, Parmer V and Chandra AM:  A Study of the Effect of Extended Working Hours on Fatigue, Health and Well Being. Ergonomics Conference, - Humanizing Work and Work Environment (HWWE) 2009, Kolkata, 17 – 19 December 2009.


• Sanchita Ghosh, Iqbal R, Debamalya Banerjee and Amitabha De:  Indirect Estimation of Body Fat Percentage from BMI of the workers in Service Sectors. Ergonomics Conference, - Humanizing Work and Work Environment (HWWE) 2009, Kolkata, 17 – 19 December 2009.

Publications

• Laroia A, Iqbal R, Mukhopadhyay S,  Jain M and Ghosh AK: The  aerobic capacity and anaerobic threshold level of Indian senior and junior female hockey players, Indian Journal of Physiology and Allied Sciences, vol52, no.2, 76-82,1998.


• Iqbal R and Ghosh AK : Queen's College Test Revisited for estimation  of Aerobic  Capacity (VO2 max), Indian Journal of Sports Traumatology and Allied Sciences, vol 1, no 1, 12-18, 1999.


• Iqbal R and Ghosh AK: Validation of Cooper’s 12 minute run test  for estimation  of aerobic  capacity  (VO2 max), Indian Journal of Physiology and Allied Sciences,  Vol 53, No 4, 164-171, 1999.


• Iqbal R, Soni VK, Sharma N, Mukhopadhyay S and Ghosh AK : Heart Rate and blood lactate response in limited over Cricket match. SAI Scientific Journal, Vol 23, No 1, 12-22, 2000.


• Ghosh PC, Markar VM, Sathe S and Iqbal R: Physiological cost of kitchen operation in an Industrial canteen in Mumbai. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, 2001.


• Iqbal R: Occupational Health Hazards among the Visual Display Terminal Operators, INDOSHNEWS, vol 6, No 3, July - Sept, p1- 5, 2001.


• Ghosh PC and Iqbal R: Workstation Ergonomics, INDOSHNEWS, vol 7, No 3, July - Sept, p6-10, 2002.


• Iqbal R: Visual Display Terminal Ergonomics. INDOSHNEWS, Vol 8, No 4, Oct-Dec, p9-16, 2003.


• Iqbal R and Ghosh PC: Managing Heat Stress in a Ceramic Plant. INDOSHNEWS, vol 9, No 1, Jan - Mar 2004.


• Iqbal R and Gorava KS: Development of a Workstation for Packing of Cartons in the Garment manufacturing Industry, INDOSNEWS, vol 9, No 3, July-Sept, p6-10, 2004


• Ghosh PC, Iqbal R, Bairwa BL, Roychoudhury IK and Chandra S: Occupational health  profile of the beedi workers and ergonomic intervention. INDOSHNEWS, vol 10, No 2, April-June 2005.


• Iqbal R: Back pain and safe work practice at workplace. INDOSHNEWS, vol 11, No 1, Jan – Mar, p1-5, 2006.


• Chandra AM, Ghosh GN, Barman S, Iqbal R and Sadhu N: Effect of thermal load on work efficiency of female university students. Journal of Physiology and Allied Sciences,  Vol. LX, No. 2, April 2006.


• Chandra AM, Ghosh S, Iqbal R and Sadhu N: A comparative assessment of the Impact of Different Occupations on Workers’ Static Musculoskeletal Fitness. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (JOSE), Vol.13, No.3, 271-278,  2007.


• Prabir K Sarkar and Iqbal R: Comparative analysis of lung function amongst the workers in a chemical industry, Indian Journal of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Vol 63, No.2,37-43, 2009.


• Am Chandra and Iqbal R: Effect of Exercise and Heat-Load on Reaction Time of University Students. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (JOSE), (accepted for publication in 2010).


RESEARCH STUDIES / SURVEYS

Sponsored projects / National Studies

• “A National Project on Anthropometry: Study on Sedentary population” - funded by Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes, Govt. of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment, 2001.
Deliverables: Data pack on Human body dimensions of Indian Industrial populations.


• “Occupational Health profile of VDT Operators and Ergonomic Intervention” - funded by Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes, Govt. of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment, 2004.
Deliverables: Ergonomic workstation for computer operation has been designed and fabricated.


• “A National Study on Beedi workers – an Ergonomic Approach” - funded by Directorate General Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes, Govt. of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment, 2004.
Deliverables: Work station and various tools for beedi workers have been designed and fabricated.


• “Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) of child labours in Hazardous Sectors” – funded by ILO, New Delhi, 2007. Deliverables: Film on the Occupational Safety and Health problems of the child labours in India, design of postures and Do’s and Don’ts for creating awareness.


• “Occupational Safety and Health of the Young Workers in different Trades: Workshops to review Fact Sheets” – funded by ILO Geneva through ILO New Delhi, 2008.  Deliverables: Fact sheets on OSH and work practice for each trade.

 

CONSULTANCY STUDIES

Consultancy expertise in the areas of -

1. Ergonomics
2. Work-study
3. Manpower optimization
4. Physical work environment

OTHER ACTIVITIES / INVOLVEMENTS

 

a) Examiner of Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education, Mumbai, India, for the Advanced Diploma in Industrial Safety course.

b) Examiner of Calcutta University, Kolkata for the Post Graduate Degree in Human Physiology in the area of Ergonomics and Work Physiology.

c) Examiner, moderator of SNDT Womens’ University, Santacruz, Mumbai for the Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Science and Nutrition, course.

d) Paper setter (Physiology) of the Maharashtra University Health Sciences, Nasik, maharashtra.

e) Coordinator of Diploma in Ergonomics (DErg) programme offered by NITIE.

f) Life member of the Indian Society of Ergonomics.

MY FAMILY

I stay with my wife Masuma and two daughters Saloni and Saini in the NITIE campus.

 

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