Work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) in construction workers and main causes

Zenija Roja (Coresponding Author), Henrijs Kalkis, Inara Roja, Janis Zalkalns

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Construction industry still is characterized with physically demanding work duties despite the ongoing modernization of new technology. Construction work requires physical and psychosocial effort, working in compulsory and awkward postures. WRMSD are the most common health problems among employees in construction. The aim of this study was to determine WRMSD reasons caused by physical load and psychosocial risks at work for painters and tilers in the construction enterprise. Results of the study shows that causes of WRMSD in employed in construction, are not only physical risks at work, but also psychosocial risks, as well as individual attitude towards one’s own health.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2017
EditorsWaldemar Karwowski, Ravindra S. Goonetilleke
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages279-286
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319608242
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventAHFE 2017 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2017 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 17 Jul 201721 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume602
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceAHFE 2017 International Conference on Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors, 2017
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period17/07/1721/07/17

Keywords

  • Construction
  • Painters
  • Questionnaire
  • Tilers
  • WRMSD

Field of Science

  • 1.2 Computer and information 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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