|Document ID (ISN)||66361|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Hermans V., Spaepen A.
||Perceived discomfort and electromyographic activity of the upper trapezius while working at a VDT station
||1995, Vol.1, No.3, p.208-214. Illus. 20 ref.
||Subjective muscular fatigue was evaluated for 10 female VDT workers over a working day; 5 workers had previous musculoskeletal problems in the shoulder-neck region, 5 had not. Electromyographic activity of the upper right and left trapezius was measured. The subjective scores for the shoulder were significantly higher for the group with complaints. The activity of the trapezius increased for both groups, with no significant differences between the groups. A reduction in load intensity by the introduction of frequent short breaks in continuous activity should be considered even for tasks with low static loads.
||visual display terminals; workload assessment; office work; musculoskeletal diseases
||subjective assessment; muscle contractor activity; electromyography; workbreaks; data processing; fatigue
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Belgium|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Visual display terminals (VDTs)