|Document ID (ISN)||107972|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
|Convention or series no.
||DMT 111 TF 161
||Aptel M., Aublet-Cuvelier A., Waldura D.
||Risk of musculoskeletal disorders among bus drivers: A true problem
||Le risque de troubles musculosquelettiques chez les chauffeurs de bus: une réalité [in French]|
||3rd Quarter 2007, No.111, p.335-347. Illus. 20 ref.
||http://www.dmt-prevention.fr/inrs-pub/inrs01.nsf/IntranetObject-accesParReference/TF%20161/$File/TF161.pdf [in French]
||This literature survey evaluated the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among urban transport bus drivers. It concludes that lumbar column MSDs are caused by a combination of biomechanical risk factors that are both chronic (rotation of the torso, vibrations, etc.) and acute (false moves, carrying of loads), as well as psychosocial factors and the design of their driving cabs. This observation is obvious for low back pain but it is less clear for cervical column pain. Furthermore, the mapping of the risk factors reveals a pattern that is consistent with the hypotheses used to explain MSDs. Given the importance of the situational context for determining the role of each risk factor, it is justified to set up epidemiological surveillance networks in this sector of activity.
||musculoskeletal diseases; public transport; buses; drivers
||literature survey; France; epidemiology; work posture; medical supervision; cervical column; lumbar column; backache; risk factors; drivers cabs
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system