Reporting of Musculoskeletal Disorders among Fish-Processing Workers: A Narrative Review

Navada, Rajesh GV and Somu, G and Maiya, Arun G and Guddattu, Vasudeva (2019) Reporting of Musculoskeletal Disorders among Fish-Processing Workers: A Narrative Review. Critical Reviews™ in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 31 (4). pp. 309-320. ISSN 0896-2960

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Background: Industrial work involving static, repetitive, and vibratory movements is associated with considerable risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Fish-processing workers are highly exposed to various occupational hazards that result in work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). However, literature reviews about MSDs are scarce. Therefore, we present a review of the literature on the prevalence of MSDs and the risk factors associated with fish-processing industry workers.Method: A literature search was conducted in various databases published from inception until 2018. After selection, analysis, and retrieval based on predetermined key words, inclusion, and exclusion criteria, five studies were included. Only articles published in English were considered.Results: In this review, we demonstrate that fish-processing workers are at an increased risk of MSDs. Among these risks, the prevalence of neck and shoulder injury is high. The risk factors involved include (1) beyond 45 years of age, (2) job experience exceeding 3 years, (3) repetitiveness, that is, the work of a section receiving a cycle time < 30 seconds, and (4 lifting loads > 25 kg ten times per day.Conclusion: The review highlights the increased rate of WMSDs reported and the considerable risk factors among fish-processing workers

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Musculoskeletal disorders; Work-related musculoskeletal disorders; Prevalence; Fish processing workers; Fish industry; Risk factors; Joint complaints; Joint manifestation
Subjects: Allied Health > MCOAHS Manipal > Physiotherapy
Departments at MU > Public Health
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Hospital Administration
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2020 04:39
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2020 04:39

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