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Ergonomic assessment of musculoskeletal disorder risk factors in construction workers by PATH method

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Author(s): M Hajaghazadeh | J Nasl saraji | M Hosseini | J Adl

Journal: Journal of School of Public Health and Institute of Public Health Research
ISSN 1735-7586

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 37;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Risk assessment | Ergonomics | Musculoskeletal disorders risk factors | Building construction workers

ABSTRACT
Background and Aim: Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) are the most prevalent occupational diseases and injuries. The aim of this investigation was WMSDs risk factors study in building construction industry by PATH (Posture, Activity, Tools and Handling) method. "nMaterials and Methods: This analytical-descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted in four construction sites. A total of 3100 observations of 89 workers in 14 jobs were obtained. The percent of time determined for trunk, legs and hands postures, and manual material handling activities, used tools and handling in job tasks."nResults: Trunk, legs and hands postures, tools and objects weight differed significantly between stages (P
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