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Causes of Musculo-Skeletal Disorder in Textile Industry

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Deptt.of Textiles and Apparel designing College of home science, MPUAT, Udaipur, (Raj.), INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 1, Issue (4), Pages 48-50, December,14 (2012)


Poor work pattern and working environment gives unnecessary physical efforts, which reduce efficiency and productivity also. Sustaining any static posture, such as sitting, increases the demand on the muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues of the musculoskeletal system. It is not surprising then that overall discomfort and pain in the back, neck, and shoulders are common symptoms reported by workers who sit for most of their workday. Sitting alters the normal curvature of the spine and puts pressure on the discs. With prolonged sitting this pressure can cause compression of the discs. These resulting chronic back pain and possible nerve damage can impact on workers ability degeneration of the cervical spine, sometimes known as cervical spondylitis, can have serious consequences. Compression of the spinal cord at the level of cervical spine can take place, resulting in weakness and wasting of the upper limbs. This may then spread to the lower limbs. high percentages were suffered from MSDs commonly associated with poor ergonomic design in the workplace. MSDs commonly associated with poor ergonomic design in the workplace. Without the application of ergonomic principles, tools, machines, equipment, and workstations are often designed without much consideration of the fact that people are of all different heights, shapes, and sizes and have different levels of strength. It is important to consider these differences in order to protect worker's health and comfort. Without the application of ergonomic principles, workers are often forced to adapt themselves to poor working conditions.


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