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Survey on Performance of the Risk Assessment of Musculoskeletal Disorders

근골격계부담작업 유해요인조사 이행 실태 조사

  • Park, Jae-Hee (Department of Safety Engineering, Hankyong National University) ;
  • Lee, In-Seok (Department of Safety Engineering, Hankyong National University) ;
  • Kee, Do-Hyung (Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, Keimyung University) ;
  • Jung, Hwa-Shik (Department of Occupational Therapy, Dongshin University) ;
  • Park, Jung-Keun (Occupational Safety & Health Research Institute, Korea Occupational Safety & Health Agencya)
  • 박재희 (한경대학교 안전공학과) ;
  • 이인석 (한경대학교 안전공학과) ;
  • 기도형 (계명대학교 경영공학과) ;
  • 정화식 (동신대학교 작업치료학과) ;
  • 박정근 (한국산업안전보건공단 산업안전보건연구원)
  • Received : 2010.11.10
  • Accepted : 2011.01.27
  • Published : 2011.02.28

Abstract

A questionnaire study was carried out to understand the status of performing the risk assessment of work-related musculoskeletal disorders(WMDSs), which is the employers' legal responsibility when the employees are involved in doing tasks with risk factors. Employers or managers from 340 companies and the representative employees from 250 companies participated in the survey. According to the participated employers and employees, 35.0~46.2% of companies had performed the first risk assessment before the end of 2005. However, it is presumed that the real condition might not be as much as the result, because most companies were very reluctant to took part in the survey. It was found that the type of business and size of the company are the main factors affecting the performance of the risk assessment in terms of the performing ratio, method, and so on. The participants were positive in the thought that the assessment would be helpful in preventing msuculoskeletal disorders, while there was a little difference between the employers and employees in the thought that the assessment would be helpful in finding the injuries in the early stage. It was found that it is necessary to modify and improve the definition and criteria of the tasks to be examined in the assessment.

Keywords

WMSDs;risk assessment;survey;questionnaire

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 산업안전보전연구원

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