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Document ID (ISN)106658
CIS number 07-603
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Lavender S.A., Oleske D.M., Andersson G.B.J., Morrissey Kwasny M.J.
Title Low-back disorder risk in automotive parts distribution
Bibliographic information Sep. 2006, Vol.36, No.9, p.755-760. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) manual lifting; motor vehicle industry; backache
Descriptors (secondary) lifting of loads; motion study; hazard evaluation; repetitive work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system