|Document ID (ISN)||105219|
|Convention or series no.
||Rizzo S., Powney W., Saliba N.
||Repetitive strain injury in the textile and garment industry in Malta - Results of a survey (2003)
||Eurosafe Project, www.eurosafeproject.org, Aug. 2003, PDF document, 20p. Illus. 19 ref.
||http://www.eurosafeproject.org/report.pdf [in English]
||This document presents the results of the survey carried out as part of the EuroSafe project. The first step of the project was to formulate and design a survey on repetitive strain injury (RSI), which would then be conducted in three of the partner states, namely Malta, Italy and the United Kingdom. The survey in Malta involved 306 workers in eight textile and garment factories. The questionnaires were analysed by the Workers Development Centre forming part of the University of Malta. Data on the factors contributing to RSI are analysed and it is concluded that these injuries are a major problem in the textile and garment industry in Malta.
||Malta; risk factors; repetitive strain injury; clothing industry; textile industry
||European Union; workplace design; questionnaire survey; conditions of work; workbreaks; risk awareness
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Malta|
||Ergonomics and work organization
Textile and clothing industries
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Clothing and finished textile products industry