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Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2017)

Uncomfortable work place layout leading to musculoskeletal symptoms in packing units of pharmaceutical industry: Guidelines for ergonomic interventions

Author(s):
Dr. V Prasuna and Dr. T Neeraja
Abstract:
Work related musculoskeletal disorders are a group of painful disorders of muscles, tendons and nerves. Work activities which are frequent and repetitive, with awkward postures cause these disorders. The present investigation is aimed to investigate the comfortability of work place layout among the women working in packing units of pharmaceutical industry. Workplace layout scale is developed to measure the user comfortability in terms of five parameters viz. work seat, work table, clearance, arm reach and posture. The results showed only 2.6 per cent respondents were satisfied with work place lay out. To improve workplace layout some ergonomic interventions were suggested.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. V Prasuna, Dr. T Neeraja. Uncomfortable work place layout leading to musculoskeletal symptoms in packing units of pharmaceutical industry: Guidelines for ergonomic interventions. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(2):152-154.
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