Musculoskeletal Disorders: Industrial Insights and Ergonomic Interventions


  • Dr Ahmad Humaizi Hilmi Fakulti Kejuruteraan dan Teknologi Mekanikal, Universiti Malaysia Perlis
  • Dr Asna Rasyidah Hamid Fakulti Kejuruteraan dan Teknologi Mekanikal, Universiti Malaysia Perlis



In response to the rising incidence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) across diverse work environments, extensive research has been undertaken. Within the apparel sector, initiatives have included workstation redesigns to alleviate worker strain. Emphasis has also been placed on formulating explicit ergonomic risk assessment standards, particularly for roles associated with heavy machinery, exemplified by container terminal operators. The agricultural domain, particularly manual farming activities in Haryana, India, has been studied to comprehend the distinct challenges encountered. The ergonomic implications for fish processing laborers, subjected to cold, damp conditions and repetitive tasks, have also been examined. Notably, the integration of biomechanics instrumentation in occupational health offers insights into refining human work-related movements for improved health. Scrutiny has been extended to varied workplaces, like flour production units and oil and gas enterprises, to discern MSD origins and propose corrective measures. With technological advancements, ergonomics now employs sophisticated tools such as computerized dynamometers for precise risk evaluations. Detailed biomechanics assessments further elucidate the physical demands on workers. Other industries, including textiles, have seen ergonomic appraisals aiming to diminish manual task strains, while the labor-intensive dairy farming sector has also been evaluated. Cumulatively, these comprehensive research endeavors pave the way for a more informed approach, suggesting preventive and mitigative strategies against MSDs across sectors.




How to Cite

Hilmi, D. A. H., & Hamid, D. A. R. (2023). Musculoskeletal Disorders: Industrial Insights and Ergonomic Interventions. Malaysian Journal of Ergonomics (MJEr), 5, 61–78.