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Whole-Body Vibration Exposure vis-à-vis Musculoskeletal Health Risk of Dumper Operators Compared to a Control Group in Coal Mines

Kumar V, Palei SK, Karmakar NC, Chaudhary DK

Background Whole-body vibration (WBV) exposure of coal mine dumper operators poses numerous health hazards. The case-control study was aimed at assessing the relative musculoskeletal health risk of dumper operators' exposure to...
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Social Distancing in COVID-19: What Are the Implications for Musculoskeletal Problems and the Quality of Life?

Kim TH, Jee HJ, Bae CW, Choi SA

Purpose: This study examined the effects of social distancing in COVID-19 on musculoskeletal problems and the quality of life. Methods: One hundred and thirty-five subjects participated in this study and responded...
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Self-Reported Variables as Determinants of Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Assembly Line Workers

Guerreiro MM, Serranheira F, Cruz EB, Sousa-Uva A

Background Assembly lines work is frequently associated to work-related upper limb musculoskeletal disorders. The related disability and absenteeism make it important to implement efficient health surveillance systems. The main objective of...
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A Taxonomy of the Common Tasks and the Development of a Risk Index for Physical Load Assessment in Nursing Job

Ryoo JJ, Lee KS, Koo JW

Background: Nursing service is a nonroutine work with an excessive physical load and diverse tasks. This study derived representative common tasks based on the frequently occurring tasks with a high...
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Validation of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index Short Form (WOMAC-SF) and Its Relevance to Disability and Frailty

Park SH, Kang BH, Kim MJ, Kim B, Lee GY, Seo YM, Yoo JI, Park KS

PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the validity of the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index Short Form (WOMAC-SF) for the assessment of musculoskeletal disorders. We evaluated whether WOMAC-SF...
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An Instrumented Workstation to Evaluate Weight-Bearing Distribution in the Sitting Posture

Moriguchi , Sato TO, Coury HJ

BACKGROUND: Sitting posture may be related to risk factors, including inadequate weight-bearing support, particularly when maintained for long periods. Considering that body weight is loaded in a closed support system...
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The Relationship between Firefighters' Work Demand and Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders: The Moderating Role of Task Characteristics

Kodom-Wiredu JK

BACKGROUND: Emergency workers such as firefighters are cataloged within the most demanding and injurious professions globally. Considering the health and safety implications in firefighting, a lot of research needs to...
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Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Greek Physiotherapists: Traditional and Emerging Risk Factors

Anyfantis , Biska A

BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the health industry are quite common, however, there have only been a few studies regarding physiotherapists, while in Greece, there is an apparent lack of...
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Common Upper Extremity Disorders and Function Affect Upper Extremity-Related Quality of Life: A Community-Based Sample from Rural Areas

Moon DK, Park YJ, Song SY, Kim MJ, Park JS, Nam DC, Kim DH, Na JB, Lee SI, Hwang SC, Park KS

PURPOSE: Upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (UEMDs), such as rotator cuff tear, epicondylitis, and hand osteoarthritis, have a negative impact on quality of life (QOL). In this study, we evaluated the...
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Vibration and Ergonomic Exposures Associated With Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Shoulder and Neck

Charles LE, Ma CC, Burchfiel , Dong RG

BACKGROUND: According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) accounted for 32% of all nonfatal injury and illness cases in 2014 among full-time workers. Our objective was...
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The association between long working hours and work-related musculoskeletal symptoms of Korean wage workers: data from the fourth Korean working conditions survey (a cross-sectional study)

Lee JG, Kim GH, Jung SW, Kim SW, Lee JH, Lee KJ

BACKGROUND: It has been reported that long working hours are hazardous to the workers’ health. Especially, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) have been considered as one of the significant health issues...
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The Current Working Conditions in Ugandan Apparel Assembly Plants

Tebyetekerwa M, Akankwasa , Marriam I

BACKGROUND: The present rapid shift of industrialization from developed to developing countries requires developing countries to understand issues related to work organization, management, and working conditions. There are many factors...
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Musculoskeletal Disorders in Northeast Lobstermen

Fulmer S, Buchholz B, Scribani M, Jenkins P

BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to report on the prevalence of musculoskeletal pain in lobstermen in the northeast USA. METHODS: Crews were randomly selected from those licensed to fish...
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Characteristics of occupational musculoskeletal disorders of five sectors in service industry between 2004 and 2013

Choi HW, Kim YK, Kang DM, Kim JE, Jang BY

BACKGROUND: ‘Work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs)' have been mostly reported in the manufacturing industry but recently the occurrence of industrial injuries has been constantly increasing in the service industry. This...
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Hazards and health problems in occupations dominated by aged workers in South Korea

Park J, Kim SG, Park JS, Han B, Kim KB, Kim Y

BACKGROUND: South Korea's population is aging more rapidly than any other country. Aging of the productive population will lead to shortage of labor and the decreasing quality of the labor...
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Evaluation of Related Risk Factors in Number of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Carpet Weavers in Iran

Karimi N, Moghimbeigi A, Motamedzade M, Roshanaei

BACKGROUND: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a common problem among carpet weavers. This study was undertaken to introduce affecting personal and occupational factors in developing the number of MSDs among carpet...
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Allied Health Professionals and Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review

Anderson S, Oakman J

Work-related musculoskeletal injuries and disorders (WMSD) are a significant issue in the health care sector. Allied Health professionals (AHP) in this sector are exposed to physical and psychosocial factors associated...
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An Analysis of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Butchers in Kano Metropolis, Nigeria

Kaka B, Idowu OA, Fawole HO, Adeniyi AF, Ogwumike O, Toryila MT

BACKGROUND: Butchering is often associated with high rates of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs). However, published work on the prevalence of WRMSDs among butchers in Nigeria is scarce. This is important...
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Promoting a Shared Representation of Workers' Activities to Improve Integrated Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Roquelaure Y

Effective and sustainable prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WR-MSDs) remains a challenge for preventers and policy makers. Coordination of stakeholders involved in the prevention of WR-MSDs is a key factor...
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Work-Family Conflict, Task Interruptions, and Influence at Work Predict Musculoskeletal Pain in Operating Room Nurses

Nutzi M, Koch P, Baur H, Elfering A

BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to examine the prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints in Swiss operating room (OR) nurses, and to investigate how work-family conflict, work interruptions, and influence...
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