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Musculoskeletal symptoms as related to ergonomic factors in Iranian hand-woven carpet industry and general guidelines for workstation design
School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research.
School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research.
School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research.
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2004 (English)In: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, ISSN 1080-3548, E-ISSN 2376-9130, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 157-168Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Carpet weaving is a high risk occupation for developing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The objectives of the present study, which was carried out in the Iranian hand-woven carpet industry, were determination of the prevalence of MSD symptoms, identification of major factors associated with MSD symptoms and development of guidelines for workstation design. 1,439 randomly selected weavers participated in this study. A questionnaire was used to collect data on MSD symptoms. The results revealed that the prevalence rates for symptoms in different body regions were high as compared to the general Iranian population (for neck, back and large joints, both p < .0001). The results of multivariate analyses showed that major ergonomic factors associated with musculoskeletal symptoms were loom type, working posture, daily working time and seat type. Based on the results, some general guidelines for designing weaving workstations were developed. A prototype test showed that the new workstation was acceptable for subject tests and that it improved working posture.

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2004. Vol. 10, no 2, p. 157-168
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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Industrial Work Environment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-14079Local ID: d645e420-4f43-11dc-98a3-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-14079DiVA, id: diva2:987033
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Validerad; 2004; 20070820 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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