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Ergonomic Assessment of Construction Rebar Workers: A Country Wise Systematic Review | Abstract
Journal of Ergonomics

Journal of Ergonomics
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7556

Abstract

Ergonomic Assessment of Construction Rebar Workers: A Country Wise Systematic Review

Reshma Geordy* and Sudhakumar J

Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD's) are prevalent among rebar workers, which pose challenges to productivity and health in the construction industry. Ergonomic interventions can help in reducing MSD's. However, few studies have only considered interventional and post-interventional studies. This review focuses on identifying significant ergonomic advances in different countries, adopted methods and possible future studies. A literature review was carried out in Google Scholar, Scopus and PubMed from 2000 to 2020 resulted in thirty-nine articles. A systematic review and a bibliometric analysis have been done on the selected papers. The review extracted the significant findings from the articles and classified them into country-specific. Moreover, the frequency of assessment methods shows that the USA and China conducted most assessment studies on MSD. The study suggested implementing multiple interventions and the need for more advanced studies in gait instability, heat stress and low back disorders.

Published Date: 2021-11-04; Received Date: 2021-10-14

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