Ergonomic Strategies for Enhancing Comfort and Health in Mess Workers

Published: 19 April 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/jk2wtr37zh.1
Sourabh Kaushal,


This study explores the effects of providing ergonomic recommendations on the quality of life of hostel mess staff. Given the prevalent ergonomic discomfort and musculoskeletal issues in this occupational group, implementing ergonomic interventions could alleviate discomfort and enhance workplace conditions, ultimately improving the well-being of these workers The primary goal of this study is to evaluate how effective ergonomic interventions are in diminishing musculoskeletal discomfort and enhancing work posture for hostel mess employees. Furthermore, the study intends to investigate the relationship between preferred work positions and musculoskeletal discomfort, offering valuable insights for customized ergonomic strategies. The study uses a mixed-methods approach, analyzing demographic characteristics, implementing ergonomic interventions, measuring musculoskeletal discomfort, and examining work posture. Statistical analyses evaluate the effectiveness of these interventions and explore correlations between preferred work positions and discomfort levels. The study reveals the normal distribution of age, gender, hand dominance, and preferred work positions among hostel mess workers, emphasizing the importance of ergonomic interventions. The study highlights the importance of ergonomic advice in enhancing hostel mess workers' quality of life and well-being by addressing musculoskeletal discomfort and promoting healthier work postures, thereby enhancing occupational health outcomes.



Maharishi Markandeshwar Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation


Musculoskeletal Disorder, Ergonomic Intervention, Food Industry