International Journal of Home Science
2020, VOL. 6 ISSUE 1, PART B
Different body part discomfort of female construction workers while using ergo tools
Author(s): Garima Yadav, Kusum Rana, Kiran Singh and Beena Yadav
In India, most of the materials and equipments are manually handled by women construction workers usually in ergonomically hazardous postures. They are mostly engaged in manual material handling tasks. The method of handling material manually involved the risk of injury to the workers if we do not pay attention to the working conditions. The present study was conducted on 30 female workers from Hisar district of Haryana. The purpose of this study was to assess the body part discomfort of female workers involved in carrying heavy load activity by using different ergo tools and the working environmental conditions. Result revealed that while carrying the heavy load with the help of head load manager, very heavy discomfort was felt in the shoulders (4.67) mean score and moderate discomfort was felt in upper back (3.64) and lower back (3.59). Whereas carrying the heavy load with the assistance of head load harness, moderate discomfort was felt in the upper back (3.50). Personal protective devices should be used.
How to cite this article:
Garima Yadav, Kusum Rana, Kiran Singh, Beena Yadav. Different body part discomfort of female construction workers while using ergo tools. Int J Home Sci 2020;6(1):86-89.