Internationale Zeitschrift für Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation

Internationale Zeitschrift für Physikalische Medizin und Rehabilitation
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ISSN: 2329-9096


Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders among Construction Workers in Faisalabad City

Danyal Ahsan

Background: Construction is one of the oldest occupations of mankind. Construction workers are more vulnerable to injuries and musculoskeletal disorders rather than those working in other industries, especially in under developing countries. It is noted that rate of disabilities and impairments in construction workers are much higher in spite of advancements in occupational safety measures. In construction industry more than half of the total injuries and illnesses occurred due to musculoskeletal disorders. Wide range of occupational health hazards face by building construction workers in their work sites and are victim of these health hazards. Most studies on workrelated musculoskeletal symptoms were limited to office, service, or manufacturing-industries. However, the construction industry is considered as one of the most hazardous industries for workrelated musculoskeletal symptoms.