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Education of garment workers: prevention of work related musculoskeletal disorders.

Authors
Pun-JC; Burgel-BJ; Chan-J; Lashuay-N
Source
AAOHN J 2004 Aug; 52(8):338-343
NIOSHTIC No.
20037254
Abstract
This educational intervention was designed as part of a garment worker occupational health and safety initiative, with the goal to reduce musculoskeletal symptoms in this monolingual Cantonese speaking population. Using risk communication and the Chinese concepts of yin and yang, the class curriculum was designed to be participatory. It focused on linking symptoms to high risk work activities; explaining the nature of musculoskeletal injury; and encouraging compliance with self care measures of ice, stretching, and early symptom reporting. A total of 21 women completed the Healthy Work Classes, with an increase in perceived levels of energy measured after each class. Additionally, contingency contracting for both individual and workplace change was piloted. This curriculum was revised to become a "train the trainer" program, with training of garment worker leaders and the goal to disseminate this prevention based curriculum to garment workers in the Oakland, California community.
Keywords
Biological-effects; Demographic-characteristics; Ergonomics; Exposure-assessment; Exposure-levels; Exposure-methods; Health-hazards; Injury-prevention; Medical-surveys; Medical-treatment; Musculoskeletal-system; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-hazards; Occupational-psychology; Occupational-sociology; Occupations; Physiological-effects; Physiological-response; Racial-factors; Risk-analysis; Risk-factors; Statistical-analysis; Women; Work-areas; Work-environment; Work-practices
CODEN
AAJOEP
Publication Date
20040801
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008429
Issue of Publication
8
ISSN
0891-0162
Source Name
AAOHN Journal - American Association of Occupational Health Nurses Journal
State
CA
Performing Organization
University of California, Berkeley
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