International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021


Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Head Load Workers at Construction Sites

Srushti Harishchandra Kasale | Dr. Pallavi Vaibhav Chicholikar


Abstract: Background: A competitive world emerged after Globalization create labor market flexibility in the labor market. Head load market is Known for its organization strength, state intervention and rigid laborer laws. Who is head load worker? The World meaning implies those who take load on Head. This occupational group is continuously subjected to various musculoskeletal problems due to repetitive load exertion in unnatural postures.Such activities include frequent lifting of heavy weight above shoulder height, pushing, carrying, and lowering of weights while adopting unnatural postures (twisting and bending).The most important risk factors attributed with such tasks consists of (a) repetitive motions (frequent lifting/carrying of loads), (b) forceful exertions (lifting/carrying of heavy loads), (c) awkward postures (bending/twisting), (d) accumulated pressure points with loads having sharp edges and static posture for long duration.It is, therefore, imperative that MSDs among load carriers will impose greater loss in income as well increased health-care cost and reduced quality of life. Purpose: To find the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorder among headload workers at construction sites. Method: The observational study consists of 100 participants, chosen according to inclusion and exclusion criteria were asked to fill the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire answering in YES/NO. Result: The results showed that among 100 participants, 70% prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders is found in headload workers at construction sites. Highest prevalence was found in Upper Back 54% component followed by the Neck 45.75% and Shoulders 36.25%. Conclusion: The study concludes that there is 70% prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders in headload workers at construction sites.


Keywords: Headload Workers, Construction Sites, Musculoskeletal Disorders


Edition: Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021,


Pages: 906 - 909


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Srushti Harishchandra Kasale, Dr. Pallavi Vaibhav Chicholikar, "Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders in Head Load Workers at Construction Sites", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 10 Issue 12, December 2021, pp. 906-909, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=MR211216131356

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