|Document ID (ISN)||111563|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Hansson G.A., Balogh I., Ohlsson K., Granqvist L., Nordander C., Arvidsson I., ┼kesson I., Unge J., Rittner R., Str÷mberg U., Skerfving S.
||Physical workload in various types of work: Part II. Neck, shoulder and upper arm
||2010, Vol.40, p.267-281. Illus. 52 ref.
||Physical_workload.pdf [in English]
||To explore the correlation between various measures of exposure to potential risk factors for work-related upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders (UE-WMSDs), physical workload was measured in 43 types of work (713 individuals), using inclinometry for the head and upper arms, and electromyography (EMG) for the trapezius muscles. Findings are discussed. Many exposure measures were found to be highly correlated. These direct measurements provide objective and quantitative data of the main physical risk factors for UE-WMSDs, appropriate for estimating the risk and evaluating interventions.
||musculoskeletal diseases; upper extremity disorders; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; risk factors
||neck disorders; cervicobrachial syndrome; physical workload; work posture; measurement of load on muscles; electromyography
||D - Periodical articles
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system