NJERU PhD.Volume 14ASSESSMENT OF ERGONOMICS AND WORK RELATED MUSCULAR (1) (Autosaved).edited.docx - 25 ASSESSMENT OF ERGONOMICS AND WORK-RELATED

NJERU PhD.Volume 14ASSESSMENT OF ERGONOMICS AND WORK RELATED MUSCULAR (1) (Autosaved).edited.docx

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25 ASSESSMENT OF ERGONOMICS AND WORK-RELATED MUSCULOSKELETAL DISABILITIES AMONG WORKERS AT KEN KNIGHT WITHIN ELDORET TOWN- KENYA Njeru David Kago A Research Proposal Submitted to the Graduate School in Partial Fulfilment for the Requirements of the Award of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Environmental and Occupational Health of Egerton University JANUARY, 2019 DECLARATION I hereby declare that this is my original work and to the best of my knowledge it has not been presented for examination of any academic award in this or any other institution. Signature………………………… ..... Date………………………………. David K. Njeru
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REG: ND15/14639/15 RECOMMENDATIONS This proposal has been submitted for review with our approval as University Supervisors; Signature………………………………… Date………………………………….. Dr. Ogendi G.M. Department of Environmental Science Egerton University, Kenya Signature ………………………………. Date………………………………….. Prof. Ondimu K.N. Department of Geography Egerton University, Kenya Signature …………………………… ...... Date …………………………………. Dr. L. M. Ramadhan Department of Community Health Egerton University, Kenya ABSTRACT Work-related musculoskeletal injuries (WRMSIs) represent disorders of the muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, joints and cartilages occurring in the workplace as a result of the working environment and or the performance of the work tasks. The types of work frequently cited as risk factors for WRMSIs include jobs involving rapid and repetitive motions, forceful exertions, non- neutral body postures, vibration and direct injuries. Recent trends in the organization of the workplace in Kenya have increased the risk of occupational-related injuries among employees. Workers in textile industries particularly are exposed continuously to work-related injuries, as a result of poor work organization. WRMSIs are common and are a significant source of pain,
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disability and handicap. The cumulative cost associated with WRMSIs is enormous, yet some risks can be prevented or mitigated. Nevertheless, the disorders receive little mention in the national morbidity and mortality reports in Kenya. This study seeks to assess the design of workplace (ergonomics) and work-related musculoskeletal injuries and their associated risk factors in textile industries in Eldoret town. Specifically, the study will establish the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal injuries among workers in textile industries. The study will be conducted at Ken Knight to characterize the types of work-related musculoskeletal injuries, determine the risk factors associated with WRMSIs and establish the level of compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations of Kenya 2007. The cross-sectional study design will be used to carry out the study. The sample size calculated using Cochran's formula is 196 respondents. Data will be collected using an adapted and validated the Nordic standard self-
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  • Fall '16
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  • Occupational safety and health, Repetitive strain injury, ASSESSMENT OF ERGONOMICS AND W, WRMSIs

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