Prevalence of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders and Its Risk Factors Among Factory Worker in Jain Irrigation System, Jalgoan
Aim: To find out prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in irrigation factory workers. Background: Factory workers are at risk of developing WRMSDs as their job repeatedly involves elevation of arms, lifting heavy loads, pushing and pulling, trunk bending and twisting. Procedure: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 400 factory workers of age group 18-50 fitting in inclusion criteria. They were recruited using convenient sampling method and were assessed with the Nordic Questionnaire. Results: The findings from this study also revealed that 31% of the subjects had experienced MSDs over the last 12 months. Conclusion: The study showed a high prevalence of discomfort in Lower back, Neck followed by Shoulder, Wrist. The factory workers participate in this Study were found to have high level of MSDs.