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Document ID (ISN)108140
CIS number 08-726
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kumar R., Kumar S.
Title Musculoskeletal risk factors in cleaning occupation - A literature review
Bibliographic information Feb. 2008, Vol.38, No.2, p.158-170. Illus. Approx. 100 ref.
Abstract The objective of this literature survey on risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders among cleaners was to identify recommended practices, problems, and unresolved issues. The most frequently-cited factors were found to be the high physical and psychosocial workloads. Recommended ergonomic interventions are summarized in a model to present a systematic overview, useful for research and practical applications.
Descriptors (primary) musculoskeletal diseases; risk factors; cleaning
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; older workers; physical workload; premises; work posture; psychology and sociology; ergonomics; work capacity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Cleaning work
Older workers