Journal of Ergonomics

Journal of Ergonomics
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7556

Asma Khedher

Department of Occupational Medicine and Ergonomics, Faculty of Medicine of Monatir, University of Monastir, Tunisia

  • Research Article   
    Musculoskeletal Disorders and Biomechanical Constraints in a Tunisian Manufactory
    Author(s): Aouatef Mahfoudh*, Asma Khedher and Taoufik Khalfallah

    Introduction: Assessment risks of musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limbs (MSDs-UL) and their prevention requires a good identification of constraints to better loosen them and preserve the well-being of operators. Objectives: To quantify biomechanical risk factors of MSDs-UL among employees of an electronic industry in order to establish an appropriate preventive strategy. Materials and methods: This study is conducted in an assembly industry of electronic parts involving 85 women. This is a descriptive survey followed by an ergonomic intervention. Results: The middle age of the studied population was 35 years with an average of professional seniority of 14 years. In this company, 62% of workers are assigned at the assembly station, 26% at the control post and 12% at the welding position... Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2165-7556.20.10.262

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