The Modification of Workstation of Lipa Sabbe Weavers as an Effort to Reduce Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
Keywords:ergonomic workstation, musculoskeletal disorders, weaver, handloom, modification workstation
Work with more loads and equipment design that is not ergonomic results in the use of more energy and risky
work postures. Working in a sitting position basically can reduce stress on the feet, energy consumption,
and circulation requirements. Ergonomic workstation is an example of the application of ergonomics which
aims to create a balance between various aspects of each work system and process carried out as an attempt
to create a high quality of work and quality of life, as well as an effort to prevent occupational injuries and
diseases. This study aimed at modifying the workstation to reduce MSDs among lipa sabbe weavers. This
is a quasi-experimental study with one-group pretest-posttest approach to analyze differences in the levels
of MSDs before and after the intervention through modification of ergonomic workstation designs. The
participant selection technique used purposive sampling. The research instruments used were Nordic Body
Map questionnaire, camera, and anthropometric measurement tools. Data were analyzed using Wilcoxon
Signed-Rank Test. The result showed that there is a difference in the level of complaints after modification
of the work media of lipa sabbe weavers. It indicates that modification of work media can reduce MSDs
among lipa sabbe weavers.
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