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Document ID (ISN)104224
CIS number 05-314
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Del Prado-Lu J. L.
Title Risk factors to musculoskeletal disorders and anthropometric measurements of Filipino manufacturing workers
Bibliographic information 2004, Vol.10, No.4, p.349-359. Illus. 15 ref.
Abstract This study investigated the risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders and established anthropometric measurements of Filipino workers in 29 manufacturing industries. Anthropometric measurements of 1,805 workers were taken, and 495 were surveyed by means of questionnaires. Limitation of motion was found in 0.8% of the respondents, problems in daily living activities were seen in 1.6% and 3.2% felt discomfort in the head and neck. Upper trunk pain and low back pain were experienced by 23.8%. Workers were 29 times more likely to develop low back pain when standing for 2-8 hrs a day than when sitting throughout. Anthropometry can be a useful tool for the design of workstations and work furniture.
Descriptors (primary) manufacturing industries; Philippines; risk factors; musculoskeletal diseases; anthropometry; work posture
Descriptors (secondary) symptoms; lumbar column; upper extremities; lower extremities; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; backache
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvincePhilippines
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Work posture