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Work posture and work-related Musculoskeletal disorders on online transportation drivers

Ivan Adrian Montolalu, Indri Hapsari Susilowati, Ridwan Z Syaaf, Mufti Wirawan


Indonesia is developing country that need decent public transportation, it is caused the traffic jam that often occur, principally in Jakarta as capital city. Online transportation provided faster and cheaper travel than taxis and now is becoming popular. Besides that, usage of the mobile phone application is easier by anyone with competitive price. Because of this, the driver transportation become busier, but the company itself did not implement the regulation regarding time off and shift work. The objective of this study is to understand the drivers’ knowledge and awareness regarding their job and the effect to the work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). The design in this study is cross sectional design by interviewing the drivers and using Nordic Body Map, Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) questionnaire. The total sample included 13 online transportation drivers. The result showed that all respondents understand and are aware of the time off and shift work for their safety. However, it was found that there were lack of information on regulation and standard for shift work. Even though the drivers have flexible time, they tend to work to pursue the bonus.

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