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The effect of workplace office ergonomics intervention on reducing neck and shoulder complaints and sickness absence

Mahmud, Norashikin and Ab. Rahman, Hamidah (2012) The effect of workplace office ergonomics intervention on reducing neck and shoulder complaints and sickness absence. In: 2012 International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Society (ICKCS 2012), 29-30 June, 2012, Jeju Island, South Korea.

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Abstract

The effect of office ergonomics intervention on neck and shoulder complaints and sickness absence was explored in this study. A cluster randomized controlled trial was conducted in which three units were randomized to intervention and received training and three units were given a leaflet and no training. The effect of intervention on musculoskeletal complaints and sickness absence were assessed at 6 and 12 months. The results showed that there were significant reductions in neck complaints but did not reduce the number and episode of sickness absence among workers. In conclusion, office ergonomics training can be beneficial in reducing neck complaints among workers.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD30.2 Knowledge management
Divisions:Management and Human Resource Development (Formerly known)
ID Code:40006
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:04 Aug 2014 11:46
Last Modified:10 Oct 2017 15:55

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