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Jafari nodoushan R, Halvani G, Vatani shoaa J, Salmani Nodousgan Z. Survey of Musculoskeletal disorders among bank staff in Yazd. tkj. 2011; 3 (1) :1-7
URL: http://tkj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-48-en.html

MSc Shahid Sadoughi University,Yazd , halvanig@gmail.com
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Abstract Background: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) among bank workers are receiving growing attention. Aim of present study was survey of musculoskeletal disorders among Bank staff of Yazd city. Methods: This study was carried out, involving work observation and interviews. Self-answered questionnaires performed by 102 bank staff operators, the statistical analyzed were software SPSS 15. Results: men represented 87.25% of the bank staff, 92.2% of them were in the age bracket of 20 to 40 yr. daily working time was 6-h with 2-h break time. Among bank staff operators the prevalence of back symptoms was 18.6% and of wrist/hand was 0.9%. Risk factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders were inadequate height of table and making fewer rest breaks. Conclusion: Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders among bank staff operators requires an integrated approach including improved workstation design, thermal comfort environment, well-scheduled work-rest regime and realistic production goals.
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Received: 2012/02/18

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