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Document ID (ISN)101605
CIS number 03-632
ISSN - Serial title 0376-7639 - Médecine du travail & Ergonomie / Arbeidsgezondheitszorg & Ergonomie
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Malchaire J.
Title Evaluation and prevention of risks to the lumbar column: Classification of methods
Original title Evaluation et prévention des risques lombaires: classification des méthodes [in French]
Bibliographic information 2001, Vol.XXXVIII, No.1, p.53-66. Illus. 12 ref.
Abstract This article reviews 19 methods used for evaluating the risk of low back problems in a given work situation. Each of these methods is reviewed briefly and evaluated regarding its orientation towards "risk quantification" as opposed to "search of solutions". From this review, a coherent set of methods is proposed corresponding to the four levels of the SOBANE strategy (screening, observation, analysis and expertise).
Descriptors (primary) lumbar column; classification; hazard evaluation; backache
Descriptors (secondary) occupational hygiene; public OSH institutions; description of technique; job study; body mechanics; diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system