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Table 5 Perceived implementation of the prioritised ergonomic measures according to the workers at the departments (n = 833)

From: Process evaluation of a participatory ergonomics programme to prevent low back pain and neck pain among workers

Ergonomic measures perceived as implemented Type of ergonomic measure
All departments (n = 18) Individual (n = 31) Physical (n = 25) Organisational (n = 7)
Yes (%) 28 26 19
No (%) 37 38 38
Don't know (%) 35 36 43
Mental workload departments (n = 10) Individual (n = 11) Physical (n = 7) Organisational (n = 5)
Yes (%) 21 30 18
No (%) 44 42 52
Don't know (%) 35 28 30
Light physical workload departments (n = 1) Individual (n = 1) Physical (n = 2) Organisational (N/A)
Yes (%) 40 32 N/A
No (%) 32 44 N/A
Don't know (%) 28 24 N/A
Mixed workload departments (n = 3) Individual (n = 11) Physical (n = 4) Organisational (N/A)
Yes (%) 31 36 N/A
No (%) 36 37 N/A
Don't know (%) 33 27 N/A
Heavy physical workload departments (n = 4) Individual (n = 8) Physical (n = 12) Organisational (n = 2)
Yes (%) 35 20 20
No (%) 29 36 67
Don't know (%) 36 44 13
  1. N/A = not applicable