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Safari A, Tabatabaei S, Sareme M. Effectiveness of Ergonomics – Based on Job Stress Management (ERGO-JSI) on the Work Ability Index and Job Stress of Workers in a Auto - Producing Industry. Iran J Ergon. 2021; 9 (1)
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1- MSc in Ergonomics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciencesو School of Public Health and Safety, Tehran, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Department of Ergonomics, School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. , tabshahnaz@yahoo.com
3- Associate Professor, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, School of Public Health and Safety, Tehran, Iran
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Background and Aim: In the automotive industry, assemblers are at the risk of job stress. There is relationship between job stress and work ability index, and job stress can impact on work ability index negatively. Therefore, this study investigates the effect of ergonomic based on job stress management program (Ergo-JSI) on the work ability index and job stress of assemblers in an auto parts factory.
Methods: It was an interventional study with pre-test and post-test design in the assembly section of an auto parts factory. The sample group included 80 persons who were working in this section and they were selected totally. The interventional Ergonomics-based on Job Stress Program was performed for eight weeks. Job Stress Questionnaires (BJSQ), Work Ability Index (WAI), Ergonomic Check Points (ECP), and Stress Prevention in the Workplace (International Labor Organization) were used as research tools.
Results: The interventional program (Ergo-JSI) was found to be significant on the work ability index (P <0.001). The level of work ability index was increased by 16.25% for workers (P = 0.01). Furthermore, the job stress was decreased significantly (P <0.05). The quantitative changes in the level of job stress towards reduction were based on the BJSQ criteria A (51.25%) and criteria B (27.5%), these differences were found to be significant (P <0.001).
Conclusion: Individual and organizational approaches which used for the interventional Ergonomic based on Job Stress Management Program has been effective on the decreasing of job stress and the increasing of work ability index of assemblers. Therefore, this Participatory Ergonomics Program which has an integrated approach can be improved the mental health of staff.
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2020/05/14 | Accepted: 2020/12/28 | ePublished: 2020/12/28

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