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Document ID (ISN)110673
CIS number 10-0293
ISBN(s) 978-3-88383-841-0
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dichten D., Ellegast R., Rehme G.
Title GonKatast - A measured value register of occupational knee stress
Original title GonKatast - Ein Messwertkataster zu beruflichen Kniebelastungen [in German]
Bibliographic information Institut fŘr Arbeisschutz der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung (IFA), Alte Heerstrasse 111, 53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany, 2010. 137p. Illus. 96 ref.
Internet access http://www.dguv.de/ifa/de/pub/rep/pdf/reports2009/ifar0110/report1_2010.pdf [in German]
Abstract The objective of this study was to develop a task- and occupation-specific registry of musculoskeletal workloads on knees, based on data obtained directly at workplaces by means of a computer-assisted measurement and long-term analysis. The study encompassed individual tasks performed during entire workshifts and involved a total of 530 hours of measurement across 16 tasks and occupations. The register will serve as a useful tool during investigations of individual cases of suspected occupational disease and for the development of suitable prevention measures.
Descriptors (primary) musculoskeletal diseases; knee lesions; measurement of physical workload; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) occupation disease relation; diagnosis; hazard evaluation; job study; description of technique; computer applications
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system