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Document ID (ISN)110927
CIS number 10-0585
ISSN - Serial title 1886-6123 - Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nogareda Cuixart S., Salas Ollé C.
Title Pilot study on the impact of speed limiting obstacles in bus drivers: Electromyographic study
Original title Estudio piloto sobre el impacto de los reductores de velocidad en el conductor de autobús. Estudio electromiográfico [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information May 2010, No.57, p.28-34. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) drivers; buses; speed limiting devices; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) musculoskeletal diseases; strain injuries; ergonomics; measurement of load on muscles; electromyography
Document type D - Periodical articles
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Vibration
Road transportation