|Document ID (ISN)||106428|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le mÚdecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||Arnaudo B., Hamon-Cholet S., Waltisperger D.
||Postural and osteoarticular constraints at work
||Les contraintes posturales et articulaires au travail [in French]|
||3rd Quarter 2006, No.107, p.329-336. Illus. 7 ref.
||http://www.dmt-prevention.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/TF%20152/$File/TF152.pdf [in French]
||This article summarizes the main findings concerning postural constraints drawn from the SUMER 2002-2003 survey of all occupational exposures in France. According to the survey, 32% of workers are exposed to physically tiring situations, including frequent walking, prolonged standing postures and repetitive movements carried out at a rapid pace. Twenty-one percent are required to adopt strenuous postures, either kneeling, with arms stretched upwards or with a twisted torso, and 10% are exposed to cervical constraints. In all, one worker in two is subjected to at least one postural constraint that can be considered high. Strenuous postures concern primarily craftsmen and trades workers, but also women employed in retail or in domestic housekeeping. Physically tiring postures concern primarily male workers in industry, while women working in industry are particularly exposed to repetitive movements, and women office workers and managers suffer cervical constraints.
||France; job-exposure relation; exposure evaluation; work posture
||repetitive work; physical workload; standing posture; fatigue; cervical column; domestic and related helpers, cleaners; survey; retail trade; sex-linked differences; craft and related trades workers; upper extremities
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)