|Document ID (ISN)||102770|
|Convention or series no.
||Etudes et recherches R-345
||Vézina N., Stock S., Simard M., St-Jacques Y., Marchand A., Bilodeau P.P., Boucher M., Zaabat S., Campi A.
||Musculoskeletal diseases and modular work organization at a boot manufacturing plant - Phase 2: Study of the implementation of the recommendations
||Problèmes musculo-squelettiques et organisation modulaire du travail dans une usine de fabrication de bottes - Phase 2: Etude de l'implantation des recommandations [in French]|
||Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2003. xi, 196p. Illus. 75 ref. Price: CAD 10.70.
||http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/R-345.pdf [in French]
||An earlier study on musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs) and just-in-time working practices at a boot manufacturing plant had resulted in a series of recommendations for improving working conditions. The purpose of the present study was to review the implementation process for the 78 ergonomic and work organization changes that were selected. Data were collected by means of questionnaires sent out periodically. These data enabled the factors favouring the implementation or otherwise of the recommendations to be identified, and allowed the research team to focus its practical support efforts. This participatory ergonomic intervention resulted in a decrease in MSD symptoms and in improvements in working conditions.
||musculoskeletal diseases; shoe industry; conditions of work; ergonomics
||occupational hygiene; plant health organization; work organization; report; symptoms; workers' participation; sewing; questionnaire survey; job study; ergonomic evaluation; women; workplaces
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Leather, fur and footwear
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Footwear, leather and fur industry