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Thosian Shandiz G, Chitsazian A H. Identification, Evaluation and Measurement of Musculoskeletal Disorders Caused by Malposition of Renovator and Improper Instruments of Carpet REnovation for Design and Construction of Iran Carpet renovation Workstation. goljaam 2015; 11 (27) :45-58
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1- Isfahan University of Arts
2- Faculty of Architecture and Art, University of Kashan
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Renovating carpets is done in a seating position on the floor, using simple tools. To improve the seating position of Iranian carpets renovators and reduce ergonomic problems, and to repair the connection of damaged carpet to frame, this three-phase study is carried out on 72 menders of 12 mending workshops in Shiraz, their way of working and their tools. The first phase studies symptoms of musculoskeletal disorders. The second phase studies connection of carpet to the support during mending. A proper work station was designed, based on the findings and needs of target population with simultaneous inclusion of the outcomes of the first two phases. The result of the first phase showed that most diseases or complaints are related to the knees, back and waist. It was concluded that amendments can be focused on the removal of undesirable situation of mentioned areas through design and construction of workstation. The results of the second phase show that the method of using some mending tools during mending interventions can lead into damages to the carpet and mender. The third phase of the study is based on the physical dimensions of the Iranian menders and correct connection type of rug to the support for mending designed and built workstation. Assessment of working situation is done before and after the intervention and final scores are compared in both cases. Results show that working on the designed table improve the situation of trunk and legs, but it worsens the forearm and upper arm situation. This revealed the effectiveness of corrective action. Meanwhile, using general arms to latch carpet onto the support prevented new damages to carpet
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Received: 2015/04/14 | Accepted: 2015/08/19 | Published: 2015/09/29

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