|Document ID (ISN)||108668|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Wang P.C., Rempel D.M., Harrison R.J., Chan J., Ritz B.R.
||Work-organisational and personal factors associated with upper body musculoskeletal disorders among sewing machine operators
||Dec. 2007, Vol.64, No.12, p.806-813. Illus. 37 ref.
||The objective of this cross-sectional study was to assess the relationship between occupational and personal factors and the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among garment workers in Los Angeles. It involved 520 sewing machine operators from 13 garment industry sewing shops. Detailed information on organizational factors, personal factors and musculoskeletal symptoms were obtained in interviews. Data were analysed using unconditional logistic regression models. The prevalences of moderate or severe musculoskeletal pain in the neck/shoulder region the distal upper extremity were 24% and 16% respectively. Risk factors included an age of less than 30 years, female gender, Hispanic ethnicity, being single, working more than 10 years as a sewing machine operator, working in large shops, higher work-rest ratios, high physical exertion, high physical isometric loads, high job demand and low job satisfaction.
||USA; work organization; clothing industry; musculoskeletal diseases; psychology of work organization; sewing machines
||non-occupational factors; upper extremity disorders; job dissatisfaction; physical workload; work posture; length of service; ergonomics; work-rest schedules; hand; cervicobrachial syndrome; shoulder; cross-sectional study; risk factors; age-linked differences; sex-linked differences; statistical evaluation; frequency rates; race-linked differences
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Textile and clothing industries
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
||Clothing and finished textile products industry
Psychology of work organization
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system