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Abstract                 Volume:9  Issue-4  Year-2021          Original Research Articles


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Pre - Mapping of Health Related Risk Factors in Auto Rickshaw Drivers of Navi-Mumbai and Analysis of Posture using OWAS (Ovako Work Assessment System)
Surabhi Naik*
Dr. G. D. pol Foundation, YMT College of Physiotherapy, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Auto rickshaw drivers have a lifestyle that is not conductive to good health. Work Related Musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) are the most prevalent work-related disorders and injuries and leading cause of disability. The main cause is inappropriate posture, manual material handling, repetitive movements, body vibrations, exposure to pollutants, and organisational problems. This study aims to identify the health-related risk factors and analysis of posture of auto rickshaw drivers. A sample of 140 Autorickshaw drivers at areas of Navi-Mumbai were surveyed using a pre-mapping assessment tool provided by EPM (Ergonomic of posture and movement) and analysing the different postures gained by Autorickshaw drivers was assessed using OWAS (Ovako work Assessment System).In the present study it is found that automatic ignition has been found to be significantly associated with musculoskeletal pain, spine and lower limb awkward posture with moderate risks. OWAS evaluates the posture of the back and found out that majority of the drivers fell under severe risks with bent and twisted postures. A Pearson’s chi square test was performed to determine the association between two categorical variables. The risk factor which is most likely adopted by auto rickshaw drivers is the forward bent and twisted sitting posture.

Keywords: Auto rickshaw drivers, Health related risk factor, WRMSDS (Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders), EPM (Ergonomic of posture and movement), OWAS (Ovako Work Assessment System).
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How to cite this article:

Surabhi Naik. 2021. Pre - Mapping of Health Related Risk Factors in Auto Rickshaw Drivers of Navi-Mumbai and Analysis of Posture using OWAS (Ovako Work Assessment System).Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 9(4): 1-8
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2021.904.001