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Document ID (ISN)70048
CIS number 97-2066
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Halpern M.N., Skovron M.L., Nordin M.
Title Employee-rated job demands: Implications for prevention of occupational back injuries
Bibliographic information Aug. 1997, Vol.20, No.2, p.145-153. Illus. 24 ref.
Abstract A job analysis based on worker ratings of back injuries was correlated with records of rates of these injuries for 25 jobs in a public transport company. Back injuries amounted to 14% of all lost-work injuries. Eight types of physical ability associated with high risk of back injury were identified: trunk strength, static strength, dynamic strength, explosive strength, stamina, extent flexibility, gross coordination and balance (equilibrium). Concentrating on a profile of these abilities will cut down considerably the effort in data collection and contribute to the establishment of job-specific back injury preventive programmes.
Descriptors (primary) conditions of work; backache; spinal injuries; safety programmes; public transport
Descriptors (secondary) USA; job study; morbidity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system