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Reduction of work-related musculoskeletal risk factors following ergonomics education of sewing machine operators.
Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2017 Sep; 23(3):347-352.IJ

Abstract

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are a major hazard for sewing machine operators. Ergonomics education is recommended for reducing musculoskeletal disorders at workstations. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of an ergonomics education in reducing the exposure to risk factors for WMSDs among sewing machine operators. In this study of 278 workers, their exposure to the risk of WMSDs was assessed using the quick exposure check scale prior to them attending an ergonomics education programme and then again 3 months after the programme. The scores for risk exposure before the education programme were moderate for back (static) and back (dynamic), high for shoulder/arm and very high for wrist/hand and neck. The results obtained 3 months later were low for back (static) and shoulder/arm, and moderate for back (dynamic), wrist/hand and neck. Based on our results, ergonomics education can reduce the exposure to risk factors for WMSDs in the workplace.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Faculty of Vocational Education , Gazi University , Turkey.b Physiologist and independent researcher , Turkey.a Faculty of Vocational Education , Gazi University , Turkey.

Pub Type(s)

Evaluation Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27854185

Citation

Bulduk, Sıdıka, et al. "Reduction of Work-related Musculoskeletal Risk Factors Following Ergonomics Education of Sewing Machine Operators." International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics : JOSE, vol. 23, no. 3, 2017, pp. 347-352.
Bulduk S, Bulduk EÖ, Süren T. Reduction of work-related musculoskeletal risk factors following ergonomics education of sewing machine operators. Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2017;23(3):347-352.
Bulduk, S., Bulduk, E. Ö., & Süren, T. (2017). Reduction of work-related musculoskeletal risk factors following ergonomics education of sewing machine operators. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics : JOSE, 23(3), 347-352. https://doi.org/10.1080/10803548.2016.1262321
Bulduk S, Bulduk EÖ, Süren T. Reduction of Work-related Musculoskeletal Risk Factors Following Ergonomics Education of Sewing Machine Operators. Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2017;23(3):347-352. PubMed PMID: 27854185.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Reduction of work-related musculoskeletal risk factors following ergonomics education of sewing machine operators. AU - Bulduk,Sıdıka, AU - Bulduk,Emre Özgür, AU - Süren,Tufan, Y1 - 2016/12/20/ PY - 2016/11/18/pubmed PY - 2017/12/14/medline PY - 2016/11/18/entrez KW - ergonomics education KW - musculoskeletal disorders KW - quick exposure check KW - sewing machine operators SP - 347 EP - 352 JF - International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics : JOSE JO - Int J Occup Saf Ergon VL - 23 IS - 3 N2 - Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are a major hazard for sewing machine operators. Ergonomics education is recommended for reducing musculoskeletal disorders at workstations. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of an ergonomics education in reducing the exposure to risk factors for WMSDs among sewing machine operators. In this study of 278 workers, their exposure to the risk of WMSDs was assessed using the quick exposure check scale prior to them attending an ergonomics education programme and then again 3 months after the programme. The scores for risk exposure before the education programme were moderate for back (static) and back (dynamic), high for shoulder/arm and very high for wrist/hand and neck. The results obtained 3 months later were low for back (static) and shoulder/arm, and moderate for back (dynamic), wrist/hand and neck. Based on our results, ergonomics education can reduce the exposure to risk factors for WMSDs in the workplace. SN - 2376-9130 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27854185/Reduction_of_work_related_musculoskeletal_risk_factors_following_ergonomics_education_of_sewing_machine_operators_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -