Prevalence And Risk Factors Of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Workers Of The Assemble Parts Of The Factory Battery
Introduction: Musculoskeletal disorders are the most common occupational injuries and constitute a huge global health problem with substantial economic and human cost as well as negative impact on the quality of life. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among the workers of the montage part of a factory.
Materials and methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study performed in 2013, 138 workers aged between 20 and 46 years from the montage part of a battery construction company filled out the NORDIC questionnaire. Also, for the assessing physical posture during work RULA method were applied and filled out by researcher.
Results: Our results show that the majority of the recruited population suffer from upper back (%30.4) and neck pain (%26.1) and lower back pain(%18.1) then by knee pain (%11.6) respectively. Also results of RULA method analyzing showed that risk level score for 31.2, 53.1 and 15.6% of all postures were 4, 3 and 2 respectively.
Conclusions: The prevalence of MSDs in the worker was high. Most of postures are needed to be corrected because of high score in RULA method.
Keywords: Musculoskeletal Disorders؛ Prevalence؛ Battery industry؛ NORDICK questionnaire؛ RULA