publication . Article . 2018

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

Jungsun Park; Yangho Kim; Boyoung Han;
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  • 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, musculoskeletal disorder, RA1-1270, Public aspects of medicine, Korean workers, risk factor
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publication . Article . 2018

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

Jungsun Park; Yangho Kim; Boyoung Han;