복식문화연구 25권 4호 (p.488-498)

자동차 정비업 종사자들을 위한 일체형 작업복 착용현황 조사

Survey on the wearing of coveralls for automobile maintenance workers
키워드 :
자동차 정비소,자동차 정비,상하일체작업복,작업복,auto mechanic,automobile mechanics,coverall,work uniform

초록

This research focuses on the condition of the coveralls that automobile maintenance workers wear. The objective of this survey is to conduct a thorough analysis on the quality of the coveralls and put forth suggestions for improving their quality. The research data were collected through interviews and the results are as follows. The participants in this research engage in a variety of types of maintenance work including oil changes and overall system checks and they usually wear extra-large-sized coveralls. The coveralls are generally worn during the winter for warmth and the company handles all purchasing and maintenance of the work clothes. Participants mentioned that certain parts of the clothes where they bend and stretch are cumbersome and areas around the knees and arms become easily tainted. They have also reported that although the coveralls are necessary, they are for the most part dissatisfied when it comes to the materials, design, and color. The participants have suggested that new coveralls would help to increase their work efficiency. As a result, it is concluded that the coveralls require much more development to meet the workers’ needs and improvements need to be made on the functionality, aesthetics, and symbolic aspects of the design.