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Document ID (ISN)108519
CIS number 08-1065
ISSN - Serial title 1608-4144 - Magazine - European Agency for Safety and Health at Work / Agence européenne pour la sécurité et la santé au travail
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kovács L., Kákosy J.T., Vasas I.
Title Upper limb disorders caused by excessive physical strain among seat upholsterers
Original title Erkrankungen der oberen Gliedmaßen durch Überbeanspruchung bei Fahrzeugpolsterern [in German]
Affections des membres supérieurs dues aux efforts physiques chez les selliers [in French]
Trastornos de las extremidades superiores en tapiceros causados por una tensión física excesiva [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information 2007, No.10, p.28-30. Illus. 10 ref.
Internet access [in German] [in English] [in Spanish] [in French]
Abstract Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common of all reported work-related health problems in the European Union. This article describes an ergonomic intervention at an automobile upholstery manufacturer in Hungary, following frequent cases of upper-limb MSDs, found to be due to excessive physical strain of the wrist. Prevention measures involving a change in technology and in work organization as well as the use of tools to reduce the physical strain have resulted in no new incidences of disorders due to excessive efforts of the upper limbs.
Descriptors (primary) ergonomics; conditions of work; upper extremity disorders; motor vehicle industry; job study
Descriptors (secondary) safety and health campaigns; work organization; European Union; Hungary; ergonomic evaluation; musculoskeletal diseases; hand; wrist; work posture
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceHungary
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Metal production and metalworking
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry