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Assessing the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders depending on the type of work and worker`s age

Project manager: Joanna Bugajska Ph.D.

Project summary:

The aim of the task was to establish the relationship between the frequency and the intensity of musculoskeletal disorders and the type of work and the worker`s age. A longitudinal study was planned, 12 months apart. Guidelines and training materials for workers and OSH specialists were developed. They cover the effect of working conditions and work organization on the incidence of musculoskeletal disorders. The second questionnaire survey of workers was completed and the test results were analysed statistically. 814 people took part in the first survey, 804 people in the second one, which is 98.8% of the respondents in the first survey. Most (about 77%) of the respondents in both surveys were female. Two regression analyses (logisitic and linear) models from Statistica 9.0 were done to assess the relationship between the effect of physical, organizational and personal factors and the incidence and intensity of disorder in various body parts.

Unit: Department of Ergonomics

Duration: 01.01.2008 – 30.12.2010