|Document ID (ISN)||104224|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Del Prado-Lu J. L.
||Risk factors to musculoskeletal disorders and anthropometric measurements of Filipino manufacturing workers
||2004, Vol.10, No.4, p.349-359. Illus. 15 ref.
||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.
||manufacturing industries; Philippines; risk factors; musculoskeletal diseases; anthropometry; work posture
||symptoms; lumbar column; upper extremities; lower extremities; questionnaire survey; cross-sectional study; backache
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Philippines|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system