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This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate factors affecting Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in plastic recycle waste collectors 103 person at Chonburi Province after working 7-days and 12-months. The data was collected by questionnaires as follows: demographic information, working factors, ergonomic knowledge, the Nordic Musculoskeletal Questionnaire, and Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA). The association between factors and MSDs was analyzed by multiple regression analysis. Working factors related to MSDs of 7-days Some Part of Body (SPB) were posture working and ergonomic knowledge, and MSDs of 12-months were working posture and ergonomic knowledge. The factors related to MSDs of 7-days axial were overtime lifting and ergonomic knowledge, 12-months were overtime heavy lifting, working posture, ergonomic knowledge and REBA. 7-days Upper extremity were working posture and ergonomic knowledge; 12 months was working posture. 7-days lower extremity were age and working posture, 12-months were age and working posture. This study suggested that entrepreneurs should organize an ergonomic education program and safety working posture for employees.
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