|Document ID (ISN)||109254|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1545-9624 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
|Convention or series no.
||Jorgensen M.J., Kittusamy N.K., Aedla P.B.
||Repeatability of a checklist for evaluating cab design characteristics of heavy mobile equipment
||Dec. 2007, Vol.4, No.12, p.913-922. Illus. 19 ref.
||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.
||drivers cabs; earthmoving equipment; design of equipment; construction industry
||posture recording; sitting posture; musculoskeletal diseases; check lists; statistical evaluation; description of technique; reliability
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Construction industry and civil engineering