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Document ID (ISN)66467
CIS number 96-1132
ISSN - Serial title 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Grant K.A., Habes D.J., Tepper A.L.
Title Work activities and musculoskeletal complaints among preschool workers
Bibliographic information Dec. 1995, Vol.26, No.6, p.405-410. Illus. 16 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) manual lifting; work posture; teaching; day-care centres; musculoskeletal diseases
Descriptors (secondary) USA; workplace design; backache; design of equipment; questionnaire survey; work design; ergonomic evaluation; lower extremity disorders
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Ergonomics and work organization
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Teaching and educational institutions
Work posture