alexa Risk factors to musculoskeletal disorders and anthropometric measurements of Filipino manufacturing workers.
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Journal of Ergonomics

Author(s): Del PradoLu JL

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Abstract This study looked into the risk factors to musculoskeletal disorders and established anthropometric measurements of Filipino workers in 29 manufacturing industries. Anthropometric measurements of 1,805 workers were taken, and 495 workers were surveyed. Limitation of motion was found in 0.8\% of the respondents, affectation in activities of daily living was seen in 1.6\% and 3.2\% felt discomfort in the head and neck. Upper trunk and low back pain was experienced by 23.8\%. Odds ratio results (p = .05) showed that it is 29 times likely for workers to develop low back pain when they stand for 2-8 hrs a day than when they sit all the time. Anthropometry can be used for the design of workstations and work furniture. This article was published in Int J Occup Saf Ergon and referenced in Journal of Ergonomics

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