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Document ID (ISN)101728
CIS number 03-958
ISBN(s) 2-551-21719-9
Year 2003
Convention or series no. Etudes et recherches R-328
Author(s) St-Vincent M., Denis D., Ouellet F., Beaugrand D., Imbeau D.
Title Case study: Contribution of various sources of data to an ergonomics intervention aimed at preventing musculoskeletal disorders
Original title Etude de cas: apport de différentes sources de données à la réalisation d'une intervention ergonomique visant la prévention des troubles musculo-squelettiques [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal, Quebec, H3A 3C2, Canada, Feb. 2003. vi, 163p. Illus. 38 ref.
Internet access [in French]
Abstract This report consists of an a posteriori analysis of the data from an earlier ergonomics study, for the purpose of better understanding the relative contributions of various sources of data in interventions aimed at preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The focus of the earlier study was on supermarket shelf stackers. Nine data sources were analysed: questionnaires on MSD symptoms; preliminary observations and interviews; personal interviews of workers assigned to the job being evaluated; interviews of other employees of the enterprise; two types of systematic job studies; self-confrontation interviews; group sessions; problem-solving sessions. The information provided by these various sources was analysed using an original methodology. Results show that interview data provide information on most topics and are richer and more descriptive, while quantitative data cover less topics but are much more precise.
Descriptors (primary) supermarkets; ergonomic evaluation; manual handling; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) case study; reliability; safety and health documentation; job study; description of technique; questionnaire survey
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Retail industry
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system