|Document ID (ISN)||61367|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0014-0139 - Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Serrates-Perez J.N., Mendiola-Anda C.
||Musculoskeletal disorders among sewing machine operators in shoemaking
||July 1993, Vol.36, No.7, p.793-800. 22 ref.
||Results of a questionnaire survey among workers in a Mexican shoe factory indicated that low back pain was the most frequent disorder (18.2%) for operators of both flat- and column-type sewing machines. The shoulder was the site of complaint for 14% of the subjects, being three times more frequent among column-machine operators. The back as a whole was mentioned by 14%, and neck pain by 4.9%; in both cases only flat-machine operators were affected. The body regions affected were those expected from the analysis of video recordings and were consistent with those reported for occupations involving similar postures and movements.
||Mexico; shoe industry; musculoskeletal diseases; sewing machines
||subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; shoulder; backache
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Mexico|
||Other industries and occupations
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Footwear, leather and fur industry