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Abstract : Weavers in Pakkanna Village, Wajo Regency have weight-related risk factors in the obesity category (37.5%), age in the late adulthood category (34.4%), work environment, as well as static and repetitive work over long periods of time. These risk factors can cause Musculoskeletal Disorders and work fatigue. Therefore, this study aims to provide evidence of Workplace Stretching Exercises (WSE) for weavers in Pakkanna Village, Wajo Regency. This research is a quantitative study with a quasi-experimental method using a non-randomized control group pretest-posttest design. Sampling was done by purposive sampling with 32 respondents. The research instrument was to measure Musculoskeletal Disorders using the Nordic Body Map questionnaire. The intervention was conducted from 24 October 2022 - 7 November 2022 while the weavers were working. The results of the study on test statistics of Musculoskeletal Disorders with direct practice WSE intervention obtained Z value = -2.646 and p < 0.05 and after WSE with video as the media the Z-value = 8.125 and p < 0.05. Therefore, WSE with direct practice intervention and video media can statistically affect Musculoskeletal Disorders positively. There was a difference in the mean of musculoskeletal disorders before and after the provision of WSE with direct practice on weavers in Pakkanna village. There was a difference in the mean of Musculoskeletal Disorders before and after providing WSE with video media to weavers in Pakkanna village. However, there was no significant difference between providing WSE with direct practice and video media in affecting Musculoskeletal Disorders.