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Document ID (ISN)106421
CIS number 07-481
ISSN - Serial title 0041-1868 - Travail humain
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Cail F., Aptel M.
Title Risk factors for upper extremities when working with screens: Literature review
Original title Facteurs de risque pour le membre supérieur dans le travail sur écran: synthèse bibliographique [in French]
Bibliographic information July 2006, Vol. 69, No.3, p.229-268. Illus. 219 ref.
Abstract This literature survey reviews studies related to work with visual display units and associated risk factors for upper limb disorders. It firstly describes the analytical model and methods used and goes on to present data on work organization, stress, psychosocial factors, biomechanical demands and the spatial layout of the workplace. These data are then summarized and the occupational safety and health implications are discussed. Risk factors include: stress, psychosocial factors, static posture, certain joint positions (particularly at the wrist and shoulder), and the frequency and duration of demands.
Descriptors (primary) visual display terminals; office work; upper extremity disorders; risk factors; man-computer interfaces
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; work organization; workplace design; body mechanics; ergonomics; upper extremities; stress factors; equipment layout
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Office work
Visual display terminals (VDTs)