Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (wmsds) complaints among workers at aluminium smelting company at Bukit Raja, Klang

Mohd Rosli Amir Husin, (2018) Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (wmsds) complaints among workers at aluminium smelting company at Bukit Raja, Klang. Open University Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The main objective of this study is to know WMSDs complaints among workers at Daiki Aluminium Industry (M) Sdn. Bhd. in various body regions. The data were obtained from Nordic Questionnaire distributed among the staffs and self-construct demographic questionnaires. It was carried out in 2 months from early June 2018 until end of July 2018 at Daiki Aluminium Industry (M) Sdn. Bhd. Out of total 84 staffs, the questionnaires were distributed to only 35 – 50 respondents and received from 40 respondents. The prevalence of musculoskeletal disorder in 14 anatomical areas of the body regions (lower back, upper back, neck, hands and wrist, shoulders, upper arms, elbow and forearm, stomach, chest, upper legs, knees, lower legs, ankles and feet) were evaluated. This study found that 38 out of 40 respondents (95%) had experiences WMSDs in at least one body region. The most common areas generally are at lower back (52.5%), upper back (47.5%) and feet (37.5%). As a conclusion, this study confirmed that workers of Daiki Aluminium Industry (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. suffered from various types of WMSDs due to ergonomic risk factors such as repetitive, force, awkward posture, long duration exposure, vibration and workstation design. Therefore, improvement plan need to develop at the workplace to reduce the WMSDs symptoms and effects towards the workers and to be a better workplace. Indirectly can improve productivity and reduce medical cost of the company. (Abstract by author)

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: EDOSH, Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs)
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Shahril Effendi Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2022 02:00
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2022 02:00
URI: http://library.oum.edu.my/repository/id/eprint/1494

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