• M.H Nurhanisah Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Ruhaizin Sulaiman Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Khairul Manami Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Rosalam Che me Department of Industrial Design, Faculty of Design and Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia


Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are one of the major occupational health problems among industrial workers, especially in developed and developing countries, such as Malaysia. Although several studies on MSDs have been conducted, the different culture, environmental, and regulatory practices related to hazards and risks of each task might differ. The objective of this study is to describe the work-related MSDs among industrial workers in the context of their work conditions, sleep health, and social life. A descriptive study was conducted on 54 industrial workers from the factories and rehabilitation centres in Peninsular Malaysia using a survey questionnaire. Significant complaints of discomfort involving eight body regions, i.e., the neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, upper back, lower back, and foot, associated with work conditions, sleep health, and social life were identified. The obtained results indicated that, the lower back was the most prevalent pain and discomfort caused by work conditions, sleep health and lifestyle. The prevalence of MSDs associated with work conditions, sleep health, and social life among industrial workers is high; therefore, attention must be given to the current problem.



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How to Cite

Nurhanisah, M., Sulaiman, R., Khairul Manami, & Che me, R. (2023). A SURVEY ON MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN AND DISCOMFORT AMONG INDUSTRIAL WORKERS . Malaysian Journal of Public Health Medicine, 23(3), 235–244. Retrieved from https://mjphm.org/index.php/mjphm/article/view/1902