Effect of Age, Work Period, and Work Duration on Musculoskeletal Disorders in Laundry Workers
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- OSH, Musculoskeletal Disorders, laundry
Ergonomics is one of the factors that can provide comfort and safety for workers who are then able to increase company productivity. Neglecting ergonomic factors can cause the risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MsDs) that can damage tissues such as muscles, nerves, tendons, joints and cartilage. Based on the prevalence of musculoskeletal disease in Indonesia, obtained data show as much as 11.9% are fishermen, farmers while 31.2% are labourers, including laundry workers. This study aimed to investigate the effect of age, work period and duration of work on Musculoskeletal Disorders (MsDs) in laundry workers. This study is observational analytic with a cross-sectional approach. This work was conducted in February to March 2019 in sub-District of Tembalang, Semarang City, Indonesia, with a total sample of 43 respondents. Data was collected using a questionnaire about the characteristics of respondents and Nordic Body Map. Data were analyzed using the Kruskal-Wallis test. There was no influence of age, work period and duration of work on Musculoskeletal Disorders (MsDs) with values of 0.531, 0.385 and 0.660 respectively; and 4) Conclusion: There is no effect of age, work period and duration of work on musculoskeletal disorders (MsDs) in laundry workers.
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TY - CONF AU - Aisyah Lahdji AU - Hema Dewi Anggraheny PY - 2020 DA - 2020/03/20 TI - Effect of Age, Work Period, and Work Duration on Musculoskeletal Disorders in Laundry Workers BT - Proceedings of the 5th Universitas Ahmad Dahlan Public Health Conference (UPHEC 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 174 EP - 177 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.034 DO - 10.2991/ahsr.k.200311.034 ID - Lahdji2020 ER -