Causes of Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Textile Industry

Henrijs Kalkis (Coresponding Author), Zenija Roja, Gunta Vaisla, Inara Roja

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Abstract

In Latvia textile industry workers suffer from work-related muscular skeletal disorders (WRMSD). The aim of the research is to study the causes of WRMSDs for the tailor’s profession in a medium- sized enterprise. This research involved 120 tailors. Modified Standardized Nordic questionnaire, Borg Scale of Perceived Exertion, Key indicator method was used for analysis of physical workload during manual handling operations. Main survey results show that tailors suffer from pain in shoulders, wrists and fingers, have repetitive arm movements in sitting compulsory work position. Accordingly to Key indicator method tailors refer to hard work level but Borg scale results indicates the load between a low and sufficiently heavy load. To conclude tailors are exposed to tension in muscles of the wrist, neck and shoulders, due to the repetitive, monotonous movements performed by hands during the sewing process, which are the main causes of WRMSDs in textile industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Physical, Social and Occupational Ergonomics - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, Social and Occupational Ergonomics and Cross-Cultural Decision Making
EditorsWaldemar Karwowski, Ravindra S. Goonetilleke, Shuping Xiong, Richard H.M. Goossens, Atsuo Murata
PublisherSpringer Healthcare
Pages63-70
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030515485
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventAHFE Virtual Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, the Virtual Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, and the Virtual Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making, 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 202020 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1215 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, the Virtual Conference on Social and Occupational Ergonomics, and the Virtual Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making, 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period16/07/2020/07/20

Keywords

  • Forced posture
  • Load
  • Sewers
  • Upper limbs

Field of Science

  • 3.3 Health sciences

Publication Type

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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