|Document ID (ISN)||66467|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
|Convention or series no.
||Grant K.A., Habes D.J., Tepper A.L.
||Work activities and musculoskeletal complaints among preschool workers
||Dec. 1995, Vol.26, No.6, p.405-410. Illus. 16 ref.
||In a questionnaire survey of 18 workers at a child day care facility, 61% of respondents reported back pain/discomfort. Other complaints included neck/shoulder pain (33%), lower extremity pain (33%) and hand/wrist pain (11%). Observation and analysis of work activities indicated that employees spent significant periods of time kneeling, sitting on the floor, squatting or bending at the waist. Employees working with smaller children and who frequently performed lifts and assumed awkward lower extremity postures tended to have more back complaints than those caring for older children. Recommendations are made for work and workplace modification.
||manual lifting; work posture; teaching; day-care centres; musculoskeletal diseases
||USA; workplace design; backache; design of equipment; questionnaire survey; work design; ergonomic evaluation; lower extremity disorders
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Ergonomics and work organization
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Teaching and educational institutions