The objective of the study was to reduce
musculoskeletal disorder risks by applying the NIOSH lifting equation variables
include the horizontal location, the vertical location, the vertical travel
distance, the asymmetric, the lifting frequency and the coupling
classification. The 17 specific samples from 4W and ZECP division were selected
by the weight of box 15.4 - 28.7 pounds. The standardized Nordic questionnaire
for the analysis of musculoskeletal symptoms with pain scale from 0 (no pain)
to 10 (worst pain) was used to self-report feeling. The ergonomics redesigns
trained for the workers included: 1) brought the load closer to the worker by
training; 2) raised the height of objects placed to reduce the vertical
distance between the origin and destination of the lift; and 3) moved the
origin and destination of lift closer together to reduce the angel twist. The
new procedures were trained to all participated workers. The result found that
the lifting index was safer (<1.0). For successful outcome, be supposed to
monitoring is careful the data about a problem of the worker health, give the
carefulness in case of specially exceed environment more than the LI advises
and should do training continuously.
Cite this paper
Meepradit, P. , Sunee, N. and Chantrasa, R. (2015) The Application of NIOSH Lifting Equation to Prevent Musculoskeletal Disorder Risks. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines
, 39-44. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2015.33006
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