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The Ergonomic assessment of exposure to risk factors that cause musculoskeletal disorders in Office workers by using ROSA
Jafar Akbari 1, Meghdad Kazemi 2, Amirhoseyn Mazareie 1, Roholdin Moradirad *3, Anoosheh Razavi 1
1- Health Safety and Environment Administration, Abadan Oil Refining CO, Iranian National Oil Refining and Distribution Company, Abadan, Iran
2- Dept of Occupational Health, Faculty of Health, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
3- Health Safety and Environment Administration, Abadan Oil Refining CO, Iranian National Oil Refining and Distribution Company, Abadan, Iran , r.moradi50@yahoo.com
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Introduction: The continuous use of computers in office environments, due to the unfavorable sitting postures as a risk factor for the occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders is prevalent. The purpose of this study was to assess the ergonomic office units of Abadan Oil Refining Company by using ROSA and also to evaluate the musculoskeletal disorders using CMDQ tool to identify and prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDSs) in the workplace.

Materials & methods: The present study is a cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical one. Using Cochran formula 276 office personnel were obtained as the sample volume. The data were collected by using assessment posture ROSA, CMDQ questionnaires and were analyzed using SPSS version 20 statistical tests of Pearson and multiple linear regressions.

Findings: The results indicated that 36 persons were in a safe area, 230 in the warning area and 10 were in the danger zone .Also, according to scale CMDQ, 235 persons had very minor problem, 20 persons a small problem, 11 very little problem, 6 persons low problem, 2 medium and 2 difficult problem was extremely high. Also, test results revealed a significant association just about sex and musculoskeletal problems (P = 0.001), and on the other variables were unreported a significant association.

Discussion & conclusions: Based on the findings of the study and scores of using of tools, corrective actions and ergonomic interventions, including educational seminars, modifying and designing office work stations, equipment adjustments of the workplace, and treatment were performed.

Keywords: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), Rapid Office Strain Assessment (ROSA), Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire (CMDQ), Office workers
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Health professionals
Received: 2015/07/15 | Accepted: 2015/12/9 | Published: 2017/06/28
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Akbari J, Kazemi M, Mazareie A, Moradirad R, Razavi A. The Ergonomic assessment of exposure to risk factors that cause musculoskeletal disorders in Office workers by using ROSA. sjimu. 2017; 25 (2) :8-17
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