Volume 5, Issue 4 (Journal of Ergonomics 2018)                   J Ergon 2018, 5(4): 49-55 | Back to browse issues page

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Babamiri M, Ghasemi F, Heidari Moghadam R, Derakhshan J, Karimi M. Investigating the working Conditions Using the ILO Checklist Based on the Interventional Approach of Participatory Ergonomics and its Impact on the Quality of Working Life and Musculoskeletal Disorders. J Ergon. 2018; 5 (4) :49-55
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MSc of Occupational Health Engineering, School of Health, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran , jalil_derakhshan@yahoo.com
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Background: “Participatory ergonomics” is defined as an active participation of all members of the organization in the development and implementation of ergonomic knowledge in order to improve the working environment, quality, productivity and safety of the organization. The purpose of this study was to determine the appropriate process of working condition with the participatory ergonomic approach and its impact on one of the printing industries.
Methods: This research is an interventional study carried out in one printing industry center. To identify the ergonomic risk factors the “Nordic Questionnaire" and “Ergonomic Review Points” and to evaluate the quality employees’ working life, the NIOSH modified quality of life curriculum was used. The results were by conducting a paired t-test using SPSS20 software package.
Results: The investigation of health, and working conditions using the supplementary checklist before and after applying the review points with participatory ergonomic approach shows a significant increase. Data analysis using the paired t-test showed a significant improvement in quality of working life and reduction of musculoskeletal disorders after intervention (P <0.001).
Conclusion: According to the results, ­it can be concluded that the individuals’ social skills and abilities have increased by participation in the process of participatory ergonomics. Increasing the quality of working life has a significant role to improve the health of workers and reduce occupational accidents. Therefore, the implementation of participatory ergonomic program with the collaboration of industrial managers can be an effective step towards achieving human resource satisfaction and health.
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