Paper Information

Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH   2008 , Volume 37 , Number 1; Page(s) 83 To 91.
 
Paper: 

PREVALENCE OF MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS AND ASSOCIATED LOST WORK DAYS IN STEEL MAKING INDUSTRY

 
 
Author(s):  HABIBI EHSAN*, FEREYDAN M., MOLA AGHA BABAEI A., POURABDIAN S.
 
* DEPT. OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH, SCHOOL OF HEALTH, ISFAHAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: The study aims at clarifying prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) among steel making workers and employees as well as associated lost work days.
Methods: A detailed questionnaire based on Nordic ergonomic questionnaire describing work history, ergonomic conditions at work, sign and symptoms of musculoskeletal system with in previous12 months was applied to the investigation among1030 male workers and employees in a steel making plant in Isfahan, Iran, 2004.
Results: The prevalence of low back pain ranked top, regardless of job titles followed by knee pain. The age groups (24-35) and (34-45) manifested the most frequent number of (MSDs) and MSDs related lost workdays.
Conclusion: This is almost in harmony with the prevalence of MSDs among general population and statistics presented by Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S Department of Labor.

 
Keyword(s): MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS, LOST WORKDAYS, STEELMAKING INDUSTRY
 
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