Abstract : Background: According to WHO, over 1000 million people worldwide are employed in small scale industries. Garment Industry of India is one among these industries. Asian garment factories reported most incidences of back, neck and shoulder disorders due to working with constrained postures, poorly designed workstations and non-ergonomic tools.
Objective: This study is intended to find the musculoskeletal risk levels and discomforts among the garment factory workers so that we can develop alternate approaches like posture awareness and avoid further musculoskeletal problems.
Setting and Design of the study: Observational study conducted in a garment factory, Belagavi.
Materials and Methods: Static and dynamic working posture and its risk for musculoskeletal disorder was observed in 150 workers of Next Fashion Apparels, Belagavi, Karnataka.
Statistical Analysis: Data analysis was done using SPSS version 16.0. Descriptive statistics including mean and standard deviation were used to analyse the data. ANOVA was used to compare means of all group.
Results: RUBA score was higher in printing section followed by the stitching section. No pain was significant.
Conclusion: The study concluded that Garment factory workers of Next fashion apparels factory had a medium risk of musculoskeletal symptoms and disorder. No pain was significant as the years of working of the workers were less as compared to the previous studies.
Clinical Implication: Authors in the future can consider this study for reference of years of work as here the same is less as compared to other studies.