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Document ID (ISN)110594
CIS number 10-0163
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nag A., Vyas H., Nag P.K.
Title Gender differences, work stressors and musculoskeletal disorders in weaving industries
Bibliographic information May 2010, Vol.48, No.3, p.339-348. Illus. 32 ref.
Abstract This study was undertaken to identify the work stressors among male and female weavers in the powerloom and handloom sectors and to examine the association of work stressors with the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). It involved 516 workers. There was a high overall prevalence of MSDs, with women more prone to developing MSDs in upper back and lower back, while men were more prone to developing pain in the knee and hand. Multivariate analysis indicated that a job duration of over ten years, manual material handling and poor machinery safety were significant risk factors of MSDs in the powerloom sector. Among handloom weavers, significant risk factors of pain included being aged over 25 years, poor machinery design, mental overload and skill requirements.
Descriptors (primary) weaving; musculoskeletal diseases; sex-linked differences; textile industry; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) India; backache; knee lesions; hand; mental workload; length of service; ergonomics; statistical evaluation; qualifications; length of exposure; frequency rates
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Textile and clothing industries
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Statistical methods
OSH in developing countries
Textile industry