|Document ID (ISN)||103466|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0465-546X - Medicina y seguridad del trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Delgado Ortega M., García García J.A., Rivas Mateos F., Almorza Daza J.M.
||Study of backache in a shipyard
||Estudio de las lumbalgias en una empresa de construcción naval [in Spanish]|
||Sep. 2004, Vol.L, No.196, p.37-49. Illus. 18 ref.
||The objective of this study was to verify the hypothesis according to which there is a relationship between lumbar accidents and musculoskeletal pain in this location, and to formulate recommendations aimed at decreasing the rate of these accidents. The study involved 901 shipyard workers who responded to a questionnaire on their lumbar symptoms. Working conditions for various tasks were also examined and analysed with the help of graphical job profiles and check lists. Analysis shows that for most occupations, the rate of lumbar accidents is proportional to musculoskeletal pain, with high levels for welders and forgers. Among gas cutting operators, the accident/pain relationship was below average; these workers often complain of pain but have lower than average accident rates. Among electricians and pipe fitters, accident rates were high but complaints were lower than average.
||work posture; backache; lumbar column; shipyards
||Spain; strain injuries; check lists; job study; mathematical analysis; questionnaire survey
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Spain|
||Metal production and metalworking
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Shipbuliding and ship repair