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Document ID (ISN)110338
CIS number 09-1390
ISBN(s) 978-2-89631-393-8
Year 2009
Convention or series no. Etudes et Recherches R-620
Author(s) Plamondon A., Arjmand N., Gagnon D., Shirazi-Adl A., Salazar E.
Title Comparison of two articular biomechanical models in the assessment of lumbar loading
Original title Comparaison de deux modèles biomécaniques articulaires dans l'évaluation du chargement lombaire [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail du Québec (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2009. ix, 34p. Illus. 75 ref. Price: CAD 7.35. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
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Abstract The risk of occupational back injuries still remains high. These injuries have serious consequences on workers (with manual handlers being the most affected), and constitute an economic burden for companies and society in general. To assess precisely the risks from a preventive standpoint, articular biomechanical models are available that are capable of estimating tissue loading; however, they yield variable results. This study involved the comparison of two of these models, as well as improving their validity and applicability. Results enabled a better quantification of the intensity of tissue loading so that these risks can be reduced.
Descriptors (primary) Quebec; manual handling; body mechanics; injuries; hazard evaluation; lumbar column
Descriptors (secondary) Canada; report; comparative study; musculoskeletal diseases; muscular work
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation