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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(5): 186-193
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.021


Assessment of Work Related Musculoskeletal Problems among Workers Engaged in Ironing Clothes
Sujata Kumari*, Ritu Gupta and Jatinderjit Kaur Gill
Department of Family Resource Management, College of Community Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This investigation was conducted with an aim to study the work environment of the workers engaged in ironing clothes and to assess the postural discomfort while performing the activity. For the data collection 20 respondents were selected purposively in the age group of 30-50 years who were actively involved in ironing work. A pre-tested interview schedule was used to study the personal profile, job profile and their work environment. The results revealed that maximum number of respondents (65.00%) worked 10-12 hours per day. Long working hours may lead to musculoskeletal problems among workers. Regarding Posture discomfort and grip strength were assessed by posture discomfort scale, grip strength device and RULA work sheet, the analysis revealed that pain symptoms among the respondents were mainly observed in the elbow (2.95), shoulder joint (2.82), palm (2.65), followed by neck (2.52) and upper back (2.35).Grip fatigue for right and left hand was more i.e.12.50% and 5.55% respectively. Posture analysis of wrist, neck and trunk reveals improper posture, awkward movements and prolonged standing lead to the increase in risk among workers. Investigation is required and change should be implement soon to avoid risk of musculoskeletal disorders. Therefore, proper preventive and corrective measures need to be suggested in order to improve the current scenario among the ironing workers.


Keywords: Ironing work, Work related musculoskeletal disorder, Manual work
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Sujata Kumari, Ritu Gupta and Jatinderjit Kaur Gill. 2020. Assessment of Work Related Musculoskeletal Problems among Workers Engaged in Ironing Clothes.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(5): 186-193. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.905.021