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Document ID (ISN)105219
CIS number 06-741
Year 2003
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rizzo S., Powney W., Saliba N.
Eurosafe Project
Title Repetitive strain injury in the textile and garment industry in Malta - Results of a survey (2003)
Bibliographic information Eurosafe Project,, Aug. 2003, PDF document, 20p. Illus. 19 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) Malta; risk factors; repetitive strain injury; clothing industry; textile industry
Descriptors (secondary) European Union; workplace design; questionnaire survey; conditions of work; workbreaks; risk awareness
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceMalta
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Clothing and finished textile products industry