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Psychological stress and musculoskeletal problems among unorganized building construction workers in Chiplun, Ratnagiri district, India

Devashish Raval.

Abstract
Background: At present, yearly progress of construction industry is 10% and it is included in the fastest growing industrial area of India. Workers suffering from psychological strain were unhealthy, less motivated, less productive, and unsafe at work.

Objectives: The objective of this study is to research the sociodemographic aspect of unorganized workers and psychological strain among them.

Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional research study was conducted at Dervan Chiplun, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra. A total of 98 construction site workers were included in the study. For data collection, researchers used the instrument “the strain inventory scale” designed and developed by Gerard Hargreaves from the strain management: The Essential Guide to Thinking and Working Smarter.

Results: Almost 82.7% of workers have high strain and 3.6% have extreme high strain. Single workers had significantly higher strain than that of married workers. There was no significant association between strain level with respect to age, sex, and literacy level.

Conclusion: Research unveiled that most of construction workers were suffering from strain. Employers and higher authorities should accept the concept of level of prevention through ergonomics, work design, organizational development, workers training and counseling, pre-placement and periodic examination, and enhanced occupational health services to reduce the worksite strain.

Key words: Construction Workers; Work Site Strain; Unorganized Sector; The Strain Inventory Scale; Psychological Strain and Stress


 
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