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Vol. 7, Issue 8 (2018)

Risk assessment of handloom weavers for musculoskeletal disorder in durrie unit

Author(s):
Saumya Awasthi, Poonam Singh and Nimisha Awasthi
Abstract:
Objective of this study is to assess risk of musculoskeletal disorder IN handloom weavers of Durrie unit. Eighty male handloom weavers were selected from durrie units of Sujatganj and Rail Bazar of Kanpur Nagar. Risk of musculoskeletal disorder was assessed by using REBA and QEC tool. To evaluate working posture by using REBA the working postures were captured by still photography and for Quick exposure checklist observer’s and worker’s assessment was taken on postural problems related to work in different body parts i.e. Back, Neck, Shoulder/arm and Hand/wrist. Data reveals that mean REBA score is 11 which indicate very high level of risk and mean QEC score for neck, back and wrist/hand was 17, 31 and 43 respectively was in very high risk category and shoulder/arm with mean score 37 in high risk category. REBA reported 56.25 percent weavers were at high risk level and 43.75 percent at very high risk level. QEC also report 61.25 percent weavers at high and 38.75 percent at very high risk category.
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How to cite this article:
Saumya Awasthi, Poonam Singh, Nimisha Awasthi. Risk assessment of handloom weavers for musculoskeletal disorder in durrie unit. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(8):94-98.
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