|Document ID (ISN)||111197|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1136-6532 - Medicina Marítima
|Convention or series no.
||Alvarez-Casado E., Tello Sandoval S., Hernández-Soto A.
||Characteristics of biomechanical overload in purse seine fishing vessel workers
||Caracterización de la sobrecarga biomecánica en trabajadores de barcos pesqueros de cerco en bajura [in Spanish]|
||June 2010, Vol.10, No.1, p.23-30. Illus. 14 ref.
||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.
||musculoskeletal diseases; body mechanics; fishing; risk factors
||Spain; repetitive strain injury; upper extremity disorders; physical workload
||D - Periodical articles
||Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system