Determinación de factores de riesgo ergonómico en ginecólogos de la Clínica Cecolfes sede Bogotá D.C.
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Health professionals and workers are faced with several risks related to their occupation. This paper presents basic information about Biomechanical risk factors to which gynecologists are exposed during the work processes they are involved in. General objective: Determine ergonomic risk factors that gynecologists face at the CECOLFES Clinic, located in Bogotá D.C. Methodology: Initially, the Nordic Standardized Questionnaire was applied to quickly identify symptoms of musculoskeletal discomfort. Subsequently, the Work Center Analysis was performed, and at the same time, the Ergonomic Checkpoint List was applied. An analysis started by identifying the different types of tasks and determining risk factors present in each one of them. 128-point checklists were applied, arranged in a total of 10 areas of interest. Once the risk factors were identified, the REBA Method was implemented to assess the exposure of gynecologists to risk factors that can cause cumulative trauma disorders (CDT’s) to dynamic and static postural load. Results: Risk factors associated mainly with exposure to forced postures and repetitive movements were identified, however, the Standard Nordic Questionnaire allows us to visualize that there are pre-existing discomforts in one of the participating individuals. Conclusion: During their work processes, gynecologists at the CECOLFES clinic are exposed to ergonomic risk factors, especially to forced postures and prolonged repetitive movements in the upper limbs, which arise from the maneuvers they perform in the implementation of different gynecological procedures as well as from high exposure at work due to the extension of the working day. Little or no existing controls of medium and source were found at the workplace that was assessed, just active pauses instead. The probability of suffering injuries is very high, which makes it necessary to consider risk acceptability as not acceptable or acceptable with a specific control. This research constitutes a contribution to the SG-SST of the Clinic since no study on workplace analysis has been conducted.
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