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Sitting Habit and Posture Investigation of Office Employees in Nigeria

Onawumi , A. S (2016) Sitting Habit and Posture Investigation of Office Employees in Nigeria. International Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Development , 3 (6). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2249 - 6149

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Sitting is widely acceptable posture for various office works in spite of its attendant health hazards especially in situation when inappropriate chair with misfit and poor features is used. This study investigates the sitting habit of office workers as we ll as assesses their postural discipline in relation with workplace design. A randomly selected sample size of 250 male and 150 female employees from four work centres in forty - five different locations of five commercial hubs were used. The result of the a nalysis of data from structured questionnaire administered and the anthropometric data of the respondent show the level of mismatch that exists between employee characteristics and office furniture especially the chair and how it impact s on the sitting p osture of worker in offices visited. Workers sitting habit were observed to have strong association with risk factors such as type and nature of the office work, micro - ergonomics of facility arrangement of the workplace and duration of the work activities. This suggests that premium attention should be focus on reengineering of seat system in Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Posture, Sitting habit, Risk factor, Micro - ergonomics, Seat System.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2018 11:55
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 11:55

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