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Document ID (ISN)111563
CIS number 11-0280
ISSN - Serial title 0169-8141 - International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hansson G.A., Balogh I., Ohlsson K., Granqvist L., Nordander C., Arvidsson I., ┼kesson I., Unge J., Rittner R., Str÷mberg U., Skerfving S.
Title Physical workload in various types of work: Part II. Neck, shoulder and upper arm
Bibliographic information 2010, Vol.40, p.267-281. Illus. 52 ref.
Internet access Physical_workload.pdf [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) musculoskeletal diseases; upper extremity disorders; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; risk factors
Descriptors (secondary) neck disorders; cervicobrachial syndrome; physical workload; work posture; measurement of load on muscles; electromyography
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Risk evaluation