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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(4): 2488-2493
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.297


Wrmsd Related to Manual Material Handling of Indian Railway Porters
Ekta Melkani*, Ekta Kapri and Manju Mehta
Department of Family Resource Management, CCSHAU, Hisar Haryana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Indian railway employs around 20,000 of Railway porters for the heavy load of work causing discomfort to their body in most elephantine way. Twelve porters were randomly selected from purposively selected areas, Old Delhi and Jalandhar (Punjab) Railway Stations (six from each) for the study during the busiest time of Guru Nanak Jayanti. Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire was used to log the personal profile and musculo-skeletal discomfort of the respondents. The NIOSH Lifting Equation tool was used to assess the manual material handling risks associated through values of Recommended Weight Limit (RWL) and Lifting Index (LI). According to devised task categories, neck and lower back (100 % each), ankles (91.67 %), wrists/hands and upper back (83.33 % each) and shoulder (75.00%) were the majorly affected body parts within a year. Lifting and carrying heavy loads for the porters and storehouse activities were found more hazardous than cart dragging in light of high LI values occupied. Government regulations and protective equipments are strictly recommended for the health care of porters.


Keywords: Indian railway porters, WRMSDs, Limit (RWL), Lifting Index (LI) and manual material handling, etc.
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Ekta Melkani, Ekta Kapri and Manju Mehta. 2020. WRMSD Related to Manual Material Handling of Indian Railway Porters.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(4): 2488-2493. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.904.297