MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS AMONG LARGE-SCALE MANUFACTURING CERAMIC WORKERS IN LAMPANG

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Phudis Raktrakul
Petcharatana Bhuanantanondh
Dusit Sujirara
Chalermchai Chaikittiporn
Amarin Kongtawelert

Abstract

            Musculoskeletal disorders are the important problems of manufacturing ceramic workers’ health. Because the ceramic workers may be contact the risk of inappropriately work posture that lead to injuries. This study is cross-sectional descriptive study. To study the prevalence and the related factors of the musculoskeletal disorder symptoms in manufacturing ceramic workers of large scale in Lampang, Thailand. Using about 242 persons. Equipment and materials are interview questionnaire consist of personal information. Modified Nordic questionnaires for the analysis of musculoskeletal symptoms. Data analysis was performed revealed descriptive statistic, inferential statistic, Chi-square and Logistic regression. Moreover, Ergonomic assessment consist of RULA.


            The result of study found that the Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders during the past 12 months was 94.6% and during the past 7 days was 64.5%. Factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders consist of education, domain hand and Housework. The level of RULA assessment was level 4 (91.7%). Investigate the reasons and change them in the near future to prevent an injury. The results in this study will provide to health promotion and reduction of musculoskeletal disorders. To improve quality of life and work Efficiency in workers.

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