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Survey on work-related musculoskeletal disorders among workers in furniture manufactures
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Pages: 497-500
Year: Issue:  6
Journal: Occupational Health and Emergency Rescue

Keyword:  musculoskeletal disorderscross-sectional surveyfurniture manufacturesprevalenceergonomicsneck;
Abstract: [Objective] To investigate the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders(WMSDs) among workers in furniture manufactures. [Methods] Cross-sectional survey was conducted with WMSDs questionnaire among 437 workers in furniture manufactures. [Results] General annual prevalence of WMSDs among these workers was 32.27%. The predominant sites of WMSDs were low back(11.21%),neck(9.84%)and shoulder(7.78%). The prevalence of WMSDs in neck and wrist/hand among female workers was higher than that of male workers(P < 0.05). The prevalence of WMSDs in neck was statistically significant among workers with different working time(P < 0.05),and showed an increasing trend with exposure year. Lifting heavy objects and un-match between workbench and personal size were the major risk factors. [Conclusion] WMSDs among workers in furniture manufactures is serious and needs to be paid attention to.
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