Musculoskeletal Symptoms among Mechanics at Tyre Service Centre: A Review

Kamarudzaman  M2, Nasrull M.N.A1,  Zaki N.E.A.M3

Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Industries, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia1 1

Page 13 – 19   |   Vol. 7 No. 2 2022   |    Available online on 30 Dec 2022


Abstract: Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are a common and developing occupational health problem in the workplace around the world, resulting in a significant cost and a negative impact on quality of life. The causes of work-related MSDs are usually multifactorial including physical, ergonomic and psychosocial factors. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) have been identified as a significant issue for all professions specifically mechanics. This review provides a detailed examination and discussion regarding the symptoms of the musculoskeletal that occurred among mechanics in a tyre service centre. All research studies or literature reviews, which have reported on the prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and/or potential risk factors for this problem in mechanics, were selected for inclusion. Many risk factors have been identified, including static and awkward posture and work practices. Overall, it is evident from the literature that MSD is a complex and multifactorial problem. Furthermore, other related industry studies have been reviewed as applicable. More research in the form of larger studies is urgently needed to help to clarify more clearly the development of this important issue the mechanics.


Musculoskeletal disorders, mechanic

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