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Document ID (ISN)61367
CIS number 93-2078
ISSN - Serial title 0014-0139 - Ergonomics
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Serrates-Perez J.N., Mendiola-Anda C.
Title Musculoskeletal disorders among sewing machine operators in shoemaking
Bibliographic information July 1993, Vol.36, No.7, p.793-800. 22 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Mexico; shoe industry; musculoskeletal diseases; sewing machines
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; shoulder; backache
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceMexico
Subject(s) Other industries and occupations
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Footwear, leather and fur industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system