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Moradi A, Haidari R, Motamedzade M, Faradmal J, Babamiri M. Ergonomics intervention to reduce musculoskeletal disorders: case study in cement company production. johe 2016; 3 (2) :33-40
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Introduction:Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) are one of the most important factors occupational injuries and disabilities in workplaces. The aim of the persent study was ergonomics intervention to reducemusculoskeletal disorders.

Methods: This interventional study was conduct on 126 preservation and maintenance  workers in cement company by classfication sampling. The Nordic Musculoskeletal Disorders Questionnaire, QEC and Ergonomics Checkpoint methods were used to collected data before and after the interventions. The interventional program include practical and easy to implment solutions for improvement safety,health and work conditions, workers trainig, selective and corrective exer Data  were analyzed by Mcnemar test using SPSS_22 software.

Result: Data analysis showed  significant differences(P_value<0.001) between prevalnce of disorders during one week before interventions.  for lower back,back and were 62.70%, 60.32% and after intervention were reduce  to 46.03% and 43.65%.

Conclusion: Acoording  to QEC method, 83 maintenance  workers ( 65.87%) were at high risk  and prevalence  of lower back and knee was high that applying of  simple  and inexpensive solutions, participatory solutions of Ergonomics Checkpoint andselective corrective exerciselead to  musculoskeletal disorders reduction.

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