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The Effectiveness of Ergonomic Practice in Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorder Among Asian Construction Workers: Case Study in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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After a deep investigation on ergonomic practice among Asian specifically in Malaysia, the application of multivariate statistical analysis method discover the musculoskeletal disorder in the study area. This research is intended to determine the impact of right ergonomic practice towards safety, quality of life, and productivity. All factors of musculoskeletal disorder of construction worker in this country affected from wrong concept of ergonomic practice at the workplace being determined in this study where the result from statistical test shows that the correlation coefficient value is >0.7 and with p-value <0.05. This study reveals the importance of knowing and aware of ergonomic practice able to give impact towards working performance and body resistance. These will definitely affect the productivity and quality of work specifically in construction area and give a long term implication towards effected worker.
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Keywords: Musculoskeletal Disorder; Pearson Correlation Test; Working Performance

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Institute of Medical Science Technology, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, 43600, Kajang Selangor, Malaysia 2: Faculty of Science and Technology, Open University Malaysia, Seksyen 13, 40100 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia 3: Department of Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation, Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom 4: East Coast Environmental Research Institute (ESERI), University Sultan Zainal Abidin, 21300, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia 5: International University of Malaya-Wales, City Campus, Jalan Tun Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Publication date: November 1, 2017

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