The description of musculoskeletal symptoms, workstation design compliance, and work posture among computer users at head office Jakarta year 2018

Sjahrul Meizar Nasri, Dita Maharani Kusumaningrum

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Abstract

Some previous studies showed that the number of musculoskeletal symptoms among the office workers who use computers was quite high. The musculoskeletal symptoms can be caused by the workstation design and work posture. Thus, this research aims to get the description of workstation design compliance against the OSHA guidelines, work posture, and brief description about musculoskeletal symptoms among computer users. This research utilizes descriptive method and cross sectional as design study. The workstation design (chair, desk, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and telephone) compliance against the OSHA guidelines was measured by using workstation design compliance checklist, work posture assessment and level of work posture risk were conducted by using ROSA (Rapid Office Strain Assessment) method. The brief description of musculoskeletal symptoms was conducted by interviewing the 83 respondents and completing CMDQ (Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire). The finding shows that bad postures among the office workers can lead to musculoskeletal disorders symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-555
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Volume10
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

Keywords

  • CMDQ
  • Musculoskeletal Symtomps
  • ROSA
  • Work posture
  • Workstation design

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