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Participatory ergonomics intervention for improving work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the 'One Tambon One Product' industry in Thailand.
J Hum Ergol (Tokyo). 2011 Dec; 40(1-2):11-8.JH

Abstract

This paper relates to the first phase one of a three-phase study. Phase 1 investigated and identified risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) in 26 'One Tambon One Product' (OTOP) groups working in the informal sector. Data was collected from 93 participants in Khangkoi District, Saraburi Province, Thailand during 2009-2010. Results of inspections and direct observations of work places and interviews of managers and workers showed risk factors related to posture, repetition, force and duration in the workers' operations and the application of a checklist revealed that the OTOP groups had simple work processes. A knowledge-attitude-practice survey of managers and workers indicated that there was a moderate to high awareness regarding ergonomics and occupational safety and health principles and approximately 15% of workers reported WMSDs at a moderate level, mainly associated with lower back and shoulder pains, due to protracted periods of sitting. Specific recommendations in response to OTOP conditions and needs were made. The second phase of the study involves a participatory ergonomics worksite intervention by a number of stakeholders and the final phase deals with an evaluation of the intervention and an establishment of guidelines for ergonomics programs for OTOP groups.

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College of Public Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. arbeit_3@hotmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25665204

Citation

Hongsranagon, Prathurng, et al. "Participatory Ergonomics Intervention for Improving Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in the 'One Tambon One Product' Industry in Thailand." Journal of Human Ergology, vol. 40, no. 1-2, 2011, pp. 11-8.
Hongsranagon P, Somana Y, Maha-Udomporn S, et al. Participatory ergonomics intervention for improving work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the 'One Tambon One Product' industry in Thailand. J Hum Ergol (Tokyo). 2011;40(1-2):11-8.
Hongsranagon, P., Somana, Y., Maha-Udomporn, S., Siriwong, W., Havanond, P., Deelertyuenyong, N., Petchprasit, V., Munkatunyu, N., & Saksri, P. (2011). Participatory ergonomics intervention for improving work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the 'One Tambon One Product' industry in Thailand. Journal of Human Ergology, 40(1-2), 11-8.
Hongsranagon P, et al. Participatory Ergonomics Intervention for Improving Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in the 'One Tambon One Product' Industry in Thailand. J Hum Ergol (Tokyo). 2011;40(1-2):11-8. PubMed PMID: 25665204.
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