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Document ID (ISN)105230
CIS number 06-726
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jones T., Strickfaden M., Kumar S.
Title Physical demands analysis of occupational tasks in neighbourhood pubs
Bibliographic information Sep. 2005, Vol.36, No.5, p.535-545. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract This case study of a neighbourhood pub in British Columbia, Canada, employing a total of 17 people, examines three common pub occupations: bartending, waitressing and cooking. The biomechanical loads of job tasks identified as physically demanding were determined for the three occupations analysed. The potential risk of musculoskeletal injury in these job tasks was assessed using four validated methods (RULA, NIOSH lifting equation, Shoaf pulling model and the 3D Static Strength prediction program). Musculoskeletal injury prevention measures are proposed.
Descriptors (primary) waiters, waitresses and bartenders; British Columbia; hotel industry; measurement of physical workload; cooking
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; posture recording; manual lifting; physical workload; body mechanics; musculoskeletal diseases; workload assessment; job study; work posture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada; United Kingdom
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Hotels and restaurants