Correlation of Standing Work Position and Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Complaints on Rack Frame Bending Section Workers in Informal Industry of Rack Making in Surabaya, Indonesia

Authors

  • Genduk Lintang Rusmawarda1 , Endang Dwiyanti1

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10518

Keywords:

standing work position, musculoskeletal disorders complaints, REBA, NBM

Abstract

This research was conducted to analyze the correlation between standing work position and complaints

of musculoskeletal disorders on rack frame bending workers in the informal industry of rack making in

Surabaya, Indonesia. When doing rack bending, standing work position was affected by work position. The

jobs forced workers to work with non-ergonomic standing work position. This caused workers to experience

complaints on the skeletal system (MSDs) faster. This research was an observational research with cross

sectional design. The sample used a total population of 5 workers. Data obtained by interview, measurement

of height and weight and observation of work position. The data analysis method used was descriptive

statistics. It was known that due to non-ergonomic standing work position, 40% of rack frame bending

workers had a moderate and high MSDs risk category while 20% of other workers were in the low category.

In addition, it was known that 40% of workers had low and moderate MSDs complaints category and 20%

of other workers had high MSDs complaints category. Based on the results, the standing work position on

the rack frame bending workers had a strong and positive correlation with a correlation coefficient of 0.655.

In addition to the work position, there was a strong correlation between age, working period, and BMI with

MSDs complaints of rack frame bending workers. It was recommended that the employer adjust the frame

size on each bending machine and provide seat for workers to rest.

Author Biography

Genduk Lintang Rusmawarda1 , Endang Dwiyanti1

1Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Faculty of Public Health, Airlangga University, 60155 Surabaya,

East Java, Indonesia

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Genduk Lintang Rusmawarda1 , Endang Dwiyanti1. (2020). Correlation of Standing Work Position and Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) Complaints on Rack Frame Bending Section Workers in Informal Industry of Rack Making in Surabaya, Indonesia. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 1087-1093. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10518