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Prevalence and factors contributing to musculoskeletal disorder among garage worker in Malaysia

A Shukriah, M.D. Baba, A.G. Jaharah


Maintenance involves task that is performed occasionally with exceptional conditions. This paper focused on Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSDs) among garage worker. The objective is to analyze the prevalence of Musculoskeletal symptoms among garage workers as well as the risk factors that contributed to the symptoms. Method used in this study is standard Nordic questionnaire (SNQ) Malay version for 150 garage workers who performed maintenance work on vehicle. The result of biomechanical evaluation indicated that three risk namely psychological, ergonomic and demographic play important role in contributing to MSDs. Shoulder, neck, wrist/hand, feet, low back and waist were among the body parts that recorded high percentage of developing bellow, pain and discomfort. Data gaps include lack of information regarding the prevalence of MSDs in garage worker

Keywords: vehicle maintenance; musculoskeletal disorder; ache, pain, discomfort; prevalence
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