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Document ID (ISN)64677
CIS number 95-1140
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Chatigny C., Seifert A.M., Messing K.
Title Repetitive strain in nonrepetitive work - A case study
Bibliographic information 1995, Vol.1, No.1, p.42-51. Illus. 30 ref.
Abstract A study was made of the movements and forces involved in a factory job in which a woman worker developed epicondylitis. Although tasks were extremely varied, certain movements at risk for epicondylitis were repeated many times, in particular the turning of valves. Strain on the elbow was particularly intense for the woman worker because of the design of the workplace. Although it cannot be concluded that the worker's epicondylitis was due to her job, results suggest that equipment and worksites should be adapted to a wider range of potential worker sizes. Issues concerning the definition of repetitive strain in epidemiologic studies are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) manufacture of fluorescent tubes; epicondylitis; repetitive strain injury; anthropometry; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) case study; measurement of load on joints; ergonomic evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Manufacturing of electrical appliances and equipment