|Document ID (ISN)||106658|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Lavender S.A., Oleske D.M., Andersson G.B.J., Morrissey Kwasny M.J.
||Low-back disorder risk in automotive parts distribution
||Sep. 2006, Vol.36, No.9, p.755-760. Illus. 11 ref.
||This descriptive study analyzed 53 jobs at seven automotive distribution centres in the northern USA. Data were collected using the Lumbar Motion Monitor (LMM) and analyzed using the LMM LBD risk model. Results indicate that, on average, the jobs in automotive parts distribution are moderately high risk; however, nearly half the sample had LMM LBD risk probability values greater than the 60% mark that has been used as a cut point in defining ''high'' risk. Many of the jobs contain trunk motions that are associated with high LBD risk; however, many of these same jobs had relatively low lifting frequencies which moderated the risk estimates.
||manual lifting; motor vehicle industry; backache
||lifting of loads; motion study; hazard evaluation; repetitive work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system