Implications of Ergonomic Health Risks on Workers and Ergonomic Risk Assessment: A Review Study Based on Different Industry Contexts
Keywords:Ergonomics health risks, Ergonomic risk assessment, Musculoskeletal disorders, Work related musculoskeletal disorders, Workers
Ergonomics and health are two disciplines that have a similar emphasis on how individuals interact with their surroundings. Ergonomic health risks can have serious implications for workers, including increased risk of musculoskeletal disorders, such as back pain, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The objective of this review study is to review the implications of ergonomic health risks on workers based on different industry contexts and ergonomic risk assessment. Musculoskeletal diseases were found to be the most commonly reported health outcomes among industrial workers, with the highest frequency among those working in manufacturing, construction, the healthcare sector, and transportation. The prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders was found to be reduced by ergonomic interventions such workstation design and equipment modifications, it also contributes to improving the workforce's health and wellness.
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