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Barkhordari A, Jafari Nodoushan R, Vatani Shoaa J, Halvani G, Salmani Nodoushan M. Posture Evaluation Using OWAS, RULA, QEC Method in FERO-ALEAGE Factory Workers of Kerman. tkj. 2011; 2 (1) :14-19
URL: http://tkj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-58-en.html

MSc Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences , jafarinodoushan@Gmail.com
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Abstract Background: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders(WMSDs) are a common health problem and a major cause of disability. In order to control of musculoskeletal disorder risk, it is so important to understand how these disorders develop and manifest themselves in society. In order to assess exposure to risks for WMSDs and provide a basis for ergonomic interventions, this study was done for posture evaluation in FRO- ALEAGE factory workers of Kerman. Methods: This is a descriptive cross-sectional study that accomplished using OWAS, RULA, QEC software method for evaluation of incidence of MSDS. Results :Finding of this study showed that the duties"mineral stone breaker, spout cleaner, outside cleaner and stoker" are the most hazardous tasks. Adjustment of work station, work load reduction and designing of suitable work stations are our recommendation for improvement of work conditions. Conclusion: assessing results of RULA and QEC revealed strong relation and correlation between twomethods. So we recommend using these 2 methods for posture evaluation of workers in similar tasks.
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Received: 2012/02/18 | Accepted: 2014/03/16 | Published: 2014/03/16

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