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Ghanbary-Sartang A, Habibi E. Evaluation of musculoskeletal disorders risk using PATH method in construction workers. 3. 2016; 2 (4) :14-20
URL: http://jpm.hums.ac.ir/article-1-118-en.html

MSc of Occupational Health Engineering
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Introduction: Musculoskeletal disorder is more prevalent in construction workers compared to other jobs. The aim of this study was to assess the risk of musculoskeletal disorders using PATH method in construction workers in ILAM province.

Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on 68 construction workers (10 masons, 37 simple workersand, 11 Tile workers ,10 plaster workers) in June 2015. Samples were selected randomly. The data collection tool was PATH method checklist. Data were analyzed using SPSS ver. 19.

Results: According to data from PATH check list the most posture for the trunk (57.5 percent) and neck (43.4 percent) was bending severe. Most posture for arm (59.5 percent) was both hands at the top of the shoulder height. Most state posture was for leg state neutral (86.2 percent) and leg bent (44.1 percent). Most of the weight of the load carried by 5 to 10 kg (36.7 percent) and 10 to 15 kg (46.2 percent). The highest of musculoskeletal disorders prevalence related to employee and Tile workers.

Conclusion: The musculoskeletal disorders prevalence was high in construction workers that show a dangerous condition in constructions. Therefore, corrective action for improve working conditions is necessary.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/10/19 | Accepted: 2015/11/14 | Published: 2015/12/22

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