|Document ID (ISN)||70048|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Halpern M.N., Skovron M.L., Nordin M.
||Employee-rated job demands: Implications for prevention of occupational back injuries
||Aug. 1997, Vol.20, No.2, p.145-153. Illus. 24 ref.
||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.
||conditions of work; backache; spinal injuries; safety programmes; public transport
||USA; job study; morbidity
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system