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Naqshbandi A, Ghafoori Z, Mohammad Alizadeh P, Ahmadi O. Ergonomic Assessment of Working Posture using Rapid Entire Body Assessment and Quick Exposure Check Methods: A Case Study in Kerman Pottery Workshop. IJMPP 2023; 8 (1) :856-861
URL: http://ijmpp.modares.ac.ir/article-32-65039-en.html
1- Department of Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran , o.ahmadi@modares.ac.ir
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Aims: One of the important risk factors for MusculoSkeletal Disorders (MSDs) is poor posture at work. The aim of this was to evaluate the posture ergonomics of Kerman potters using Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) and Quick Exposure Check (QEC) methods.
Method and Materials: In this study, detailed evaluations of working postures of the participants were done through photography and filming. To determine the risk levels of the disorders, the workers' physical condition was assessed using the Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) and Quick Exposure Check (QEC) methods. Ergonomic assessment of jobs was done in postures that were either more frequent or the most difficult position of the body in that job.
Findings: According to REBA method, 77.7% of the postures had a moderate risk level which need corrective measures. Moreover, 22.2% of the postures had a high risk level which corrective measures should be taken soon. According to QEC method, 22.2% of the postures were acceptable. About 11.1% of the postures need further study and 66.6% of the postures had a high risk level that need further study and corrective action in the near future.
Conclusion: The results of this study indicate that work postures of studied potters have moderate to high risk and require immediate corrective action to improve working conditions through ergonomic training.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Musculoskeletal Pain Prevention
Received: 2022/10/25 | Accepted: 2022/12/26 | Published: 2023/01/30

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