Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WRMSD) in Construction Workers and Main Causes

  • Zenija RojaEmail author
  • Henrijs Kalkis
  • Inara Roja
  • Janis Zalkalns
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 602)


Construction industry still is characterized with physically demanding work duties despite the ongoing modernization of new technology. Construction work requires physical and psychosocial effort, working in compulsory and awkward postures. WRMSD are the most common health problems among employees in construction. The aim of this study was to determine WRMSD reasons caused by physical load and psychosocial risks at work for painters and tilers in the construction enterprise. Results of the study shows that causes of WRMSD in employed in construction, are not only physical risks at work, but also psychosocial risks, as well as individual attitude towards one’s own health.


WRMSD Construction Questionnaire Painters Tilers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zenija Roja
    • 1
    Email author
  • Henrijs Kalkis
    • 2
  • Inara Roja
    • 3
  • Janis Zalkalns
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LatviaRigaLatvia
  2. 2.Riga Stradiņš UniversityRigaLatvia
  3. 3.Riga 1st HospitalRigaLatvia

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