publication . Article . 2018

Work Sectors with High Risk for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Korean Men and Women

Jungsun Park; Yangho Kim; Boyoung Han;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2018 Journal: Safety and Health at Work, volume 9, issue 1, pages 75-78 (issn: 2093-7911, eissn: 2093-7997, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute
Abstract
Background: To identify work sectors with high risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in Korean men and women. Methods: We analyzed nationwide data to identify ergonomic risk factors in Korean employees. In particular, we analyzed data on exposure to five ergonomic risk factors (painful/tiring postures, lifting/moving heavy materials, standing/walking, repetitive hand/arm movements, and hand/arm vibration) according to employment sector, sex, and age, using the 2014 Fourth Korean Working Conditions Survey. We also used workers' compensation data on work-related MSDs in 2010, which is available by sex. Results: The different work sectors had diffe...
Subjects
free text keywords: Original Article, ergonomic, risk factor, Korean workers, musculoskeletal disorder, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270, Human factors and ergonomics, Employment sector, medicine.disease, medicine, Psychological intervention, Retail trade, Environmental health, business.industry, business, Social work, Work-related musculoskeletal disorders
Related Organizations
18 references, page 1 of 2

[1] European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. European Risk Observatory Report. OSH in figures: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the EU e Facts and figures; 2010. Luxembourg.

[2] Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency. Statistics on Workers' Compensation [Internet]. 2015. Available from: http://www.kosha.or.kr/ www/boardView.do?contentId¼363787&menuId¼554&boardType¼A2 [in Korean] (Accessed 29/4/2017).

[3] Eurofound. Fifth European Working Conditions SurveyeOverview report; 2010. Luxembourg.

[4] Park JS, Lee N. First Korean Working Conditions Survey: A comparison between South Korea and EU countries. Ind Health 2009;47:50e4.

[5] Kim YS, Rhee KY, Oh MJ, Park J. The validity and reliability of the Second Korean Working Conditions Survey. Saf Health Work 2013;4:111e6.

[6] Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency. Statistics on Workers' Compensation [Internet]. 2010. Available from: http://www.kosha.or.kr/ www/boardView.do?contentId¼340893&menuId¼554&boardType¼A2 [in Korean] (Accessed 29/4/2017).

[7] Choi JW, Lee SH. Industrial accident characteristic in sectors of high MSDs occurrence rate. In: Ergonomics Society of Korea Autumn Conference, Daegu, Republic Korea. Seoul, Republic Korea: Ergonomics Society of Korea; 2009. p. 83e8.

[8] Messing K, Doniol-Shaw G, Haëntjes S. Sugar and Spice and everything nice: health effects of the sexual division of labor among train cleaners. Int J Health Serv 1993;23:133e46.

[9] Messing K, Dumais L, Courville J, Seifert AM, Boucher M. Evaluation of exposure data from men and women with the same job title. J Occup Med 1994;36: 913e7.

[10] Messing K, Chatigny C, Courville J. “Light” and ”Heavy” work in the housekeeping services of a hospital. Appl Ergon 1998;29:451e9.

[11] Fransson-Hall C, Bystrom S, Kilbom A. Self reported physical exposure and musculoskeletal symptoms of the forearm hand among automobile assembly line workers. J Occup Environ Med 1995;37:1136e44.

[12] Josephson M, Pernold G, Ahlberg-Hultén G, Härenstam A, Theorell T, Vingård E, Waldenström M, Hjelm EW. Differences in the association between psychosocial work conditions and physical work load in female- and maledominated occupations. Am Ind Hyg Assoc J 1999;60:673e8.

[13] Nordander C, Ohlsson K, Balogh I, Rylander L, Palsson B, Skerfving S. Fish processing work: The impact of two sex dependent exposure profiles on musculoskeletal health. Occup Environ Med 1999;56:256e64. [OpenAIRE]

[14] Park J, Han B, Kim Y. Gender differences in occupations and complaints of musculoskeletal symptoms: representative sample of South Korean workers. Am J Ind Med 2017;60:342e9.

[15] Widanarko B, Legg S, Stevenson M, Devereux J, Eng A, Mannetje A, Cheng S, Douwes J, Elison-Loschmann L, McLean D, Pearce N. Prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms in relation to gender, age, and occupational/ industrial group. Int J Ind Ergon 2011;41:561e72. [OpenAIRE]

18 references, page 1 of 2
Powered by OpenAIRE Open Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue
publication . Article . 2018

Work Sectors with High Risk for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Korean Men and Women

Jungsun Park; Yangho Kim; Boyoung Han;