Control of the Risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Food Industry: Systematic Review

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Januar Ariyanto et al.


Manual load handling in the food industry is unavoidable, and it is associated with musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The severity caused by MSDs can significantly reduce the work productivity of employees.The purpose of this study was to determine the control of MSDs in industries engaged in food processing. Articles traced from 2015 - 2020 on Science Direct, PubMed, and Taylor & Francis following the PRISMA Flow Diagram guidelines. There are inclusion criteria in the selection, namely; publications in English, available abstracts, peer-reviewed, not case studies/case reports, not acute trauma or fractures, quantitative or semi-quantitative descriptions of hazard exposure measures, industries or businesses that produce food or food processing and work productivity associated with musculoskeletal disorders.The risk factors associated with the occurrence of MSDs in food industry workers are age, work stress, gender, manual load handling process, extreme temperature excess weight (work environment), smoking habits, and workers who consume alcohol.Control of MSDs in the food industry ergonomics training, workplace adjustment, work management, improved occupational health services (including periodic checks), and manual handling load adjustments.This review provides information on controlling MSDs in the food industry or food processing to decrease work productivity.

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et al., J. A. (2021). Control of the Risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Food Industry: Systematic Review. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 4254–4261. Retrieved from