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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)

Postural analysis of the tailors of Allahabad district


Dr. Poonam Singh

The present study aimed to assess Postural analysis of the tailors of Allahabad district. Tailors involved in tailoring activities such as cutting drafting and hemming may be at risk of developing musculo-skelital disorder. Hence, the present study was conducted to assess the postural problems by tailors while performing tailoring activity drafting and cutting. The present study was carried out in Allahabad in U.P. purposing random sampling was followed to select 30 subjects between age range of 25-40. In the present investigation, work on postural examination of the tailors in the ergonomic background was taken into consideration with intent to determine the magnitude of postural strain of the tailors in actual situation of work. This study has undertaken to evaluate the work and machine handling tailors with respect to their workload, energy expenditure rate and postural disorders (MSDs), discomfort resulting out of work practice. The subjective assessment of respondents showed that mild to moderate pain was experienced by Tailors in upper and lower extremities. The result also revealed that selected respondents adopting sitting alters the normal curvature of the spine and puts pressure on the discs. With prolonged sitting this pressure can cause compression of the discs. These resulting chronic back pain and possible nerve damage can impact on tailors ability degeneration of the cervical spine, sometimes known as cervical spondylitis, can have serious consequences. This may the lower limbs. High percentages were suffered from MSDs commonly associated with poor ergonomic design in the workplace. The result revealed that in traditional method that all the selected tailors who performed the tailoring activities drafting, cutting experienced pain in neck, shoulder joints and lumber region. Whereas in improved method, all the tailors expressed that they did not experienced any kind of pain at neck and shoulder parts while performing drafting and cutting activities by improved methods. It can be concluded from the data that postural disorder were less experienced when the work was performed by improved methods

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Poonam Singh. Postural analysis of the tailors of Allahabad district. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2S):957-959.

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