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Fazli B, Sharif Poor Z, noorani M, Mehrparvar A H, Jafari S M. Evaluation the posture of bank employees by using two methods RULA and OCRA. J Research Health 2019; 9 (3) :212-219
URL: http://jrh.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-720-en.html
1- Health Promotion Research Center, School of Health, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran
2- Social Health Determinants Research Center, Department of Health Education, School of Health, Shahr-e-Kord University of Medical Sciences, Shahr-e-Kord, Iran
3- Department of Occupational Health, School of Para Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Abarkouh, Iran , marzieh.noorani@gmail.com
4- Department of Occupational Medicine, School of Medical, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
5- Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Faculty of Medicine, Khatam-al-Nabieen University, Kabul, Afghanistan
Abstract:   (2152 Views)
Bank employees are at risk of musculoskeletal problems because of the physical and mental requirements of the job. Studies show that more than 60 percent of bank employees have been directly or indirectly involved in many factors, such as personal characteristics, conditions and workstations, stress and repetitive movements. The aim of this study was to evaluate the RULA and OCRA methods of risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in the bank staff. This study was carried out in order to assess the physical status of 80 the bank employees using two methods: RULA and OCRA. According to the results, the average score RULA and OCRA are 4.13±1.14 and 0.300±0.088, respectively. Statistically significant t - tests show differences between RULA and OCRA assessment methods. The RULA scores for the three age groups were also not significantly different, as they also apply to the OCRA score. Though, there are similarities between the two methods especially in assessment of repetitive motion in upper limb, but OCRA method propose as appropriate method to MSDs risk evaluate, so is not recommended to use two method instead of each other.
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: ● Psychosocial Health
Received: 2014/04/28 | Accepted: 2015/01/4 | Published: 2019/04/24

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