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ID (ISN) del documento108659
Número CIS 08-1067
ISSN - Título de la serie 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Landau K., Rademacher H., Meschke H., Winter G., Schaub K., Grasmueck M., Moelbert I., Sommer M., Schulze J.
Título Musculoskeletal disorders in assembly jobs in the automotive industry with special reference to age management aspects
Información bibliográfica July-Aug. 2008, Vol.38, No.7-8, p.561-576. Illus. 46 ref.
Resumen Production planners in the automotive industry are confronted with the problem of steadily increasing age of workers performing assembly jobs which involve highly repetitive short-cycle operations. A total of 256 work stations on an automobile assembly line were studied. Older workers were found mainly in jobs with favourable expert ratings, while younger workers were mainly found in jobs with unfavourable ratings. Accordingly, age and job strain are not independent variables. Older workers still complain of lumbar spine symptoms despite low demands imposed by their present jobs. This seems to indicate long-term cumulative effects. Neck and shoulder symptoms occur more frequently in older workers working under unfavourable conditions. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) trabajadores de edad; industria del automóvil; enfermedades del aparato locomotor; Alemania
Descriptores (secundarios) trabajo repetitivo; síntomas; enfermedades cervicales; dorsalgia; hombro; diferencias por la edad; estudio de puestos; exposición de larga duración; valoración ergonómica; factores de riesgo; estudio transversal
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaAlemania
Tema(s) Metalurgia, trabajo de los metales
Broad subject area(s) Fisiología, ergonomía
Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Older workers