Background and Objective:
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is an occupational health problem that still needs to be analyzed in order to find out the prevention. The agroindustry workers are one group of workers at risk of experiencing MSDs. The aims of this study was to investigate the MSDs prevalence in rice mill operators and their related factors.
Materials and Methods:
The MSDs prevalence was found on all of the rice mill operators, which categorized as low, moderate and high level of 17.1, 62.9 and 20.0%, respectively. It correlated significantly with workload (p= 0.009, r= 0.287), age (p= 0.026, r= 0.377), working period (p= 0.017, r= 0.401), working hours (p= 0.008, r= 0.441), work posture (p= 0.000, r= 0.671) and manual handling risk (p= 0.000, r= 0.689).
The first four variables show low association (minor factors) with MSDs prevalence, while the latter two variables (work posture and manual handling risk) show strong association (major factors).
Link : Correlation Power of Related Factors Affected Musculoskeletal Disorders Complaints Amongst Rice Mill