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Journal:   JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE ENGINEERING   SUMMER 2017 , Volume 4 , Number 2 ; Page(s) 26 To 33.
 
Paper: 

EVALUATION OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH OCCUPATIONAL BODY POSTURES IN WOMEN'S HAIRDRESSERS OF HAMADAN, IRAN

 
 
Author(s):  GOLMOHAMMADI ROSTAM, CHAHARDOLI ZAHRA*, MOTAMEDZADE MAJID, FARHADIAN MARYAM
 
* DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE ENGINEERING, SCHOOL OF HEALTH, HAMADAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, HAMADAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background and Objective: Inadequate lighting is among the most important factors causing non-ergonomic conditions in the beauty salons. The current study was carried out to evaluate the lighting and its relationship with occupational body postures in women's hair salons.
Materials and Methods: This analytical cross-sectional study was conducted on 100 women working in 50 women's hair salons in Hamadan, Iran, in 2015. The measurement of general and local lighting intensity was performed according to the patterns and guidelines of the Ministry of Health. The horizontal and perpendicular lighting of the work surface was estimated using Hagner Digital Luxmeter, model EC1. In addition, the body posture of the participants was evaluated using the Rapid Entire Body Assessment method. Data analysis was performed using SPSS 21.
Results: According to the results, the intensity of general and local lighting was lower than the mandatory OEL level of Iran in 72% and 97% of the hair salons, respectively. Postural evaluation showed that 26% and 12.5% of the people were at high and very high risk, respectively. Furthermore, a significant correlation was observed between the intensity of general lighting and posture risk score for eyebrow and face trimming activities (P<0.05).
Conclusion: As the findings indicated, inadequate natural lighting, inappropriate design, and insufficient number of light sources have brought about an inappropriate lighting condition in most of the women's hair salons both quantitatively and qualitatively. Inadequate general lighting increased the posture risk score of the participants. Consequently, given the ergonomic risk level, it is necessary to make some modifications in the artificial lighting system of these places.

 
Keyword(s): GENERAL LIGHTING, LOCAL LIGHTING, OCCUPATIONAL POSTURE, REBA, WOMEN'S HAIR SALONS
 
 
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GOLMOHAMMADI, R., & CHAHARDOLI, Z., & MOTAMEDZADE, M., & FARHADIAN, M. (2017). EVALUATION OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH OCCUPATIONAL BODY POSTURES IN WOMEN'S HAIRDRESSERS OF HAMADAN, IRAN. JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE ENGINEERING, 4(2 ), 26-33. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=568969



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GOLMOHAMMADI ROSTAM, CHAHARDOLI ZAHRA, MOTAMEDZADE MAJID, FARHADIAN MARYAM. EVALUATION OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH OCCUPATIONAL BODY POSTURES IN WOMEN'S HAIRDRESSERS OF HAMADAN, IRAN. JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE ENGINEERING. 2017 [cited 2021May13];4(2 ):26-33. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=568969



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GOLMOHAMMADI, R., CHAHARDOLI, Z., MOTAMEDZADE, M., FARHADIAN, M., 2017. EVALUATION OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH OCCUPATIONAL BODY POSTURES IN WOMEN'S HAIRDRESSERS OF HAMADAN, IRAN. JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL HYGIENE ENGINEERING, [online] 4(2 ), pp.26-33. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=568969.



 
 
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