|Document ID (ISN)||45557|
|Convention or series no.
||Persson J., Kilbom ┼., Jonsson B.
||Risk factors for work related disorders of the neck and shoulder - a 2-year study of individual risk factors
||Belastningsrelaterade besvńr i nacke och skuldror - en studie ÷ver individuella riskfaktorer [in Swedish]|
||Arbetarskyddsstyrelsen, Publikationsservice, 171 84 Solna, Sweden, 1985. 117p. Illus. 13 ref. Price: Swe.cr.45.00.
||96 women in the electronics industry were followed over a 2-year period. Their work was traditionally "light", characterised by repetitive arm movements, short work cycles and static work postures. The independent variables studied were: muscle strength, previous medical history, productivity, hobbies and work technique. By stepwise multiple regression analysis these independent variables were related to frequency, severity and localisation of occupational cervico-brachial disorders (OCD), subdivided into 4 stages. Working technique, previous sick-leave and high productivity imply an increased risk of OCD. Static muscle strength and change of working tasks could be identified as predictors for improvement.
||repetitive work; muscular strength; neck disorders; electronics industry; hazard evaluation; shoulder; stress factors; cervicobrachial syndrome
||E - Books, reports, proceedings
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mental stress and burnout
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment