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Risk of Musculoskeletal Injury in the Back Area on Small Industrial Workers
Yudi Feriandi (a*), Budiman (b), Titik Respati (b), Nurul Romadhona (b)

a) Department of Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Islam Bandung
Jalan Tamansari 22 Bandung 40116, Indonesia
b) Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Islam Bandung
Jalan Tamansari 22 Bandung 40116, Indonesia


The main production problem of the small industries is Manual Material Handling (MMH) that will raise risks of musculoskeletal injuries. This research was conducted to assess the risk of musculoskeletal injury among Small scale industry using the Ovako Working Posture Assessment System (OWAS) approach as a method of identifying the potential of musculoskeletal injuries. This is a case study of twelve workers from nine small industries in Bandung Indonesia. Ergofellow 3.0 software was used to measure OWAS scores. The results of the study showed that six of the workers were in category two, and the rest were in category three. Data showed that eight from twelve workers have score four, which is high risk on their back posture. These findings confirmed the high risk of musculoskeletal injury, especially diseases involving the back region. Stakeholder of the occupational health needs to take corrective action to minimize the risk of musculoskeletal injury.

Keywords: musculoskeletal; OWAS; occupational Health; industry

Topic: Public Health and Occupational Health


Conference: Medical and Global Health Research Symposium (MORES 2019)

Plain Format | Corresponding Author (Yudi Feriandi)

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