Study and Implementation of Process of Participatory Ergonomics Interventions in Industry.
Chandrakala Tegnoor, Dr Shashidharkal shetty
n previous days doctors noted that workers who required heavy load or to maintain body positions for long periods of time developed musculoskeletal problems. Within last 20 years research has clearly established connections between certain job tasks and or musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) with the help ergonomics study.
Participatory ergonomics (PE) is an intervention that is designed to engage both workers and managers to effect meaningful changes in work risks by pooling the workers’ knowledge and the employer’s resources.
Workers are at high risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) and lose 39% more time from work than workers in all private industries. WMSD may be caused by high risk work tasks, but the complex nature of construction work often makes it challenging to address these risks. Physically demanding activities such as carrying loads, working in awkward, bent-over or twisted postures for long periods of time, and handling vibrating tools create such risks, yet the dynamic nature of activities over the lifecycle of construction. Projects require innovative interventions to eliminate the high risk physical exposures