Work-related musculoskeletal symptoms among Traffic police: A Review

  • Leela Paudel Lumbini Medical College, Pravas, Palpa, Nepal
  • Naresh Manandhar Kathmandu Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Sunil Kumar Joshi Kathmandu Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal
Keywords: Ergonomic hazards, Traffic Police Personnel, Work-related Musculoskeletal Symptoms

Abstract

Workplace environment plays an important role in the health of the working population. The risk of adverse effects on health becomes high with the increase in duration of exposure to occupational hazards. Traffic police personnel are vulnerable to such situations. They undergo various hazards ranging from road injuries, physical hazards, biological hazards, chemical hazards, ergonomic hazards and psychological stress while they are at work. They have to keep on standing on same place throughout the duty hours, which also increases the risk of musculoskeletal problem. There have been very few researches to explore the situation of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms in traffic police. Recently, work-related musculoskeletal symptoms were the main cause of sickness absenteeism, reduction in productivity, and chronic occupational disabilities in traffic police have received much attention. Thus, this review has been designed to help the health care professional and occupational health and safety professionals to know the most prone body areas for Musculoskeletal Disorders so as to plan for ergonomic modification and improve quality of life of Traffic Police Personnel. It will also help in uplifting musculoskeletal health for Traffic Police Personnel.

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Author Biographies

Leela Paudel, Lumbini Medical College, Pravas, Palpa, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine

Naresh Manandhar, Kathmandu Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine

Sunil Kumar Joshi, Kathmandu Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal

Professor, Department of Community Medicine

Published
2019-03-27
How to Cite
Paudel, L., Manandhar, N., & Joshi, S. (2019). Work-related musculoskeletal symptoms among Traffic police: A Review. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Health, 8(2). https://doi.org/10.3126/ijosh.v8i2.23330
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Review