Volume 5, Number 2 (9-2013)                   tkj 2013, 5(2): 43-50 | Back to browse issues page


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Jafari S M, Fazli B, Nurani M, Sharifpoor Z, Soltani gerdfaramarzi R. Risk assessment of musculoskeletal disorder by RULA method, and effect evaluation of ergonomic training on tailor working conditions. tkj. 2013; 5 (2) :43-50
URL: http://tkj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-193-en.html

MSC university of yazd medical science , sm_jafari66@yahoo.com
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Background: Sawing job is one of the occupations that have high work-related musculoskeletal disorders prevalence because of repetitive tasks. The current study aimed to determine work-related musculoskeletal disorders and risk factor of this disorder in YAZD city tailors. Methods: In a cross-sectional study, we take film from working process and worker’s postures, each task were assigned a posture score using RULA method. Face to face ergonomic training was done for each worker. After intervention, worker’s postures evaluation was done again. Descriptive statistics and nonparametric tests (Wilcoxone and Kruskal-Wallis) were used. Results: The result showed that the highest final posture score and action level in tailor workstations were 7 and 4 respectively. Significant differences were shown in the final score postures in four tasks (Sewing, Cutting, Ironing and Button sewing). After ergonomic training, re-evaluation of body posture had done and RULA score was decrease in two tasks, cutting and Sewing buttons. Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that ergonomic training on body position tailors in Sewing and button Sewing work station is effective
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Ergonomics
Received: 2012/11/17 | Accepted: 2013/09/11 | Published: 2013/09/11

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