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Document ID (ISN)68122
CIS number 96-2316
ISSN - Serial title 0355-3140 - Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bernard B., Sauter S., Fine L., Petersen M., Hales T.
Title Job task and psychosocial risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders among newspaper employees
Bibliographic information Dec. 1994, Vol.20, No.6, p.417-426. Illus. 36 ref.
Internet access 96-2316.pdf [in English]
Abstract A cross-sectional study was conducted to assess the association of upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders and work-related factors among employees using video display terminals at a large metropolitan newspaper. A total of 973 workers completed the survey on their symptoms, job tasks, and psychosocial and work organization conditions. The results suggest a high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities among newspaper employees and they provide additional evidence that increased work load, time pressure, and more hours of computer use are related to the occurrence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders among these workers, particularly for disorders in the hand or wrist area.
Descriptors (primary) printing industry; musculoskeletal diseases; social aspects; risk factors; repetitive strain injury; ergonomics
Descriptors (secondary) work organization; visual display terminals; hours of work; neck disorders; upper extremity disorders; questionnaire survey; cohort study; mathematical analysis; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Leather, fur and footwear
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Printing, photography and photocopying industry