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Document ID (ISN)111197
CIS number 10-0785
ISSN - Serial title 1136-6532 - Medicina Marítima
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Alvarez-Casado E., Tello Sandoval S., Hernández-Soto A.
Title Characteristics of biomechanical overload in purse seine fishing vessel workers
Original title Caracterización de la sobrecarga biomecánica en trabajadores de barcos pesqueros de cerco en bajura [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information June 2010, Vol.10, No.1, p.23-30. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract In Spain, in 2007, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMDS) were the most frequent injury among fishermen, and the upper limb was the area of the body affected in 40% of cases. The aim of this study was to quantify the intrinsic risk of WMDS due to upper limb biomechanical overload for each task carried out during fishing work, in order to identify tasks with high biomechanical loads, the most important risk factors and the exposure pattern for upper limb biomechanical overload. Video recordings and direct observations were made during three expeditions in purse seine fishing vessels, and the risk assessment procedure and criteria established in EN 1005-5 and ISO 11228-3 standards were applied. Results show that fishermen are exposed to a high level of risk to the upper limb for more than a third of operational fishing time.
Descriptors (primary) musculoskeletal diseases; body mechanics; fishing; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) Spain; repetitive strain injury; upper extremity disorders; physical workload
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system