|Document ID (ISN)||110927|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
|Convention or series no.
||Nogareda Cuixart S., Salas Ollé C.
||Pilot study on the impact of speed limiting obstacles in bus drivers: Electromyographic study
||Estudio piloto sobre el impacto de los reductores de velocidad en el conductor de autobús. Estudio electromiográfico [in Spanish]|
||May 2010, No.57, p.28-34. Illus.
||The aim of this study was to examine the possible relationship between the frequency of driving over or through speed limiting obstacles and health hazards in bus drivers. An electromyographic recording was made during a one-hour journey using four sensors on the left and right trapezius and quadratus muscles. Results show that the activity of the trapezius muscle increases significantly when passing over or through speed limiting obstacles. A comparison of absenteeism in drivers on lines with a large number or small number of or through speed limiting obstacles also suggests an increase of musculoskeletal diseases in the former group.
||drivers; buses; speed limiting devices; risk factors
||musculoskeletal diseases; strain injuries; ergonomics; measurement of load on muscles; electromyography
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
Mechanical hazards, transport