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Document ID (ISN)109254
CIS number 09-208
ISSN - Serial title 1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jorgensen M.J., Kittusamy N.K., Aedla P.B.
Title Repeatability of a checklist for evaluating cab design characteristics of heavy mobile equipment
Bibliographic information Dec. 2007, Vol.4, No.12, p.913-922. Illus. 19 ref.
Abstract This study assessed the repeatability of a cab design checklist developed to verify various characteristics that can influence exposure to risk factors for musculoskeletal discomfort. The ability of the checklist to identify posture-related deficiencies of design was also assessed. The checklist was used by two administrators across 10 pieces of heavy construction equipment. Video analysis was performed to quantify postures of the neck, shoulder, and trunk; correlation analysis was used to determine whether specific questions from the checklist were associated with the identification of awkward postures. The repeatability assessment resulted in kappa coefficients ranging from 0.52 to 1.0 (good-to-excellent reproducibility) across each piece of equipment, and an overall kappa coefficient of 0.77 (excellent reproducibility) when considering all equipment together.
Descriptors (primary) drivers cabs; earthmoving equipment; design of equipment; construction industry
Descriptors (secondary) posture recording; sitting posture; musculoskeletal diseases; check lists; statistical evaluation; description of technique; reliability
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Ergonomics
Road transportation
Construction industry and civil engineering