Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among garment industry
Ekta, Rupal Hooda and Manju Mehta
Indian sub continent is the second largest manufacturer of garments after china being the global leader in garment production. Today the way of technological advancement and use of sophisticated machinery it has enabled the manufacturers to achieve better quality and well designed garments. Occupational health hazard is concerned with health hazard in relation to work environment. Effective application of ergonomics in work system design can achieve a balance between worker characteristics and task demands. With the 3 objectives, a study was conducted on 50 workers working in garment industry of Jaipur. A questionnaire was used for collecting general information and for specific information. Data highlighted that 54% of the respondents belonged to the age group of 33-43 years followed by 44% of the respondents having the work experience of above 10 years. Majority (94%) of respondents having sufficient space to work followed by 80.00 percent of the workers said that temperature is good according to their working environment. More than half of the workers had pain in knee (66%) and dull eye sight (78%). Moderate discomfort was mentioned by 70 percent of the respondent in neck followed by 44 percent in lower back and 22 percent in shoulder. Conclusively, Ergonomics play an important role in making the workplace as efficient, safe and comfortable as possible and at the same time enhance human performance.
How to cite this article:
Ekta, Rupal Hooda, Manju Mehta. Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders among garment industry. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(2):01-04.