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How Employment Periods and Working Posture Lead To Musculoskeletal Disorders
Yuli Susanti (1*), Firdiana A Dewi (2), M. Ahmad Djojosugito (1), Sandy Armandha Adianto (3), Siska Nia Irasanti (1)

1) Public Health Department, Medical Faculty Universitas Islam Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia
2) Medical Faculty Universitas Islam Bandung, Bandung, Indonesia
3) Orthopaedic and traumatology Department, Cibabat Hospital, Bandung, Indonesia


Background: Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorder (WRMSDs) are frequent health problem in industrial sector. WRMSDs are associated with work pattern like body position, repetitive movement, and duration of work. This study aims to analyze employment periods and working posture that affect to musculoskeletal disorder in bag fertilizer tailors. Methods: This research is a cross-sectional study carried by observational method. We observe 50 tailors of PT Pupuk Kujang with consecutive random sampling. Data regarding working posture collected using Rapid Upper Limb Assessment (RULA), and musculoskeletal problem assessed with Nordic Body Map (NBM). We analyzed the data using SPSS with chi-square test. Result and discussion: as many as 40% of respondent have employment periods more than 10 years, and 88% of respondent have risk category in working posture. As many as 72% of respondent have musculoskeletal complaints, there are 64% of respondent complain in upper musculoskeletal and 48% have lower musculoskeletal complaint. Based on chi-square test there are no relation between the employment period to musculoskeletal disorder, so as the working posture to musculoskeletal disorder. Conclusion: despite of high percentage of risk category in working posture, there is no correlation to musculoskeletal complaint due to body adaptation to daily working process.

Keywords: posture; nordic body map; musculoskeletal disorder

Topic: Public Health and Occupational Health


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

Plain Format | Corresponding Author (yuli susanti)

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