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Ergonomic Risk Assessment using Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire in a Grocery Store

Erman Çakıt*

Journal Title:Ergonomics International Journal
Abstract


In most grocery stores in Turkey, workers are standing while their shift. They are also subjected to repetitive tasks and awkward postures. The aim of this cross-sectional analysis was to explain the prevalence of work-related symptoms of musculoskeletal in grocery shops. The study participants (n =10) included supermarket staff from five separate grocery stores in a medium-sized grocery chain. In particular, the perceived pain of each worker was determined using Cornell Musculoskeletal Discomfort Questionnaire (CMDQ). The results obtained using CMDQ work positions are in need of change. Furthermore, the results can be used for recommendations to improve ergonomics factors of the tasks in form of a guideline or general statements presenting recommendations for mitigating risks.

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