Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2019)
Effect of ergonomic intervention on work related musculoskeletal disorders in tailors around Loni
Author(s): Simple Mendhe, Dr. Deepali Hande
Abstract: Background:Tailoring machine operators experience more chronic neck or shoulder pain than other working populations. Because of working in a constant and iterative position injuries occur in shoulder, neck, back, and lower extremities of tailors holding the left upper arm up and, bending the body, head and ankle at non-optimum level roots these injuries or makes the situation more serious. WMSDs may also called over injuries, soft tissue disorders, cumulative trauma disorders, repetitive strain injuries, repetitive motion injuries. The high rate of WMSDs is characterized by a sitting posture with the worker’s shoulders flexed and abducted, head and trunk flexed forward in this condition of job activities MSDs occurrence is expected. Objective: To study the effect of ergonomic intervention on work related musculoskeletal disorder in tailors around Loni. Method:20 tailors were given ergonomic intervention for work related musculoskeletal disorders and assessment of working posture among tailors were seen. Ergonomic intervention was given for 3 days per week for 3 weeks. The various working postures of the tailors were assessed by using RULA scale and Nordic musculoskeletal questionnaire was given to assess the pain. Result: Using paired t-test the mean ± SD value of pre and post RULA 6.250± 0.7164 and 3.250± 0.4443 respectively. The p value < 0.0001 which is extremely significant. Conclusion: The study concluded that the ergonomic intervention on work related musculoskeletal disorder had a great effect on tailors around Loni.