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Document ID (ISN)75934
CIS number 00-1631
ISSN - Serial title Revista CIPA
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Title Postmen: Occupational risks
Original title Carteiros: risco ocupacional no trabalho [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information Sep. 1998, Vol.19, No.226, p.82-90. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract This study on occupational risks among postmen of São José dos Campos, Brazil, analyses more specifically their musculoskeletal disorders. It shows the distribution of symptoms according to age, years of employment and degree of the postural deviation (scoliosis, lumbar hyperlordosis and cyphosis). The highest incidence of pathological postures is found among 21 to 31 year old postmen with 1 to 5 years of employment.
Descriptors (primary) musculoskeletal diseases; risk factors; postal services; spinal column
Descriptors (secondary) Brazil; load carriage; curvature of spine; hazard evaluation; age-linked differences; scoliosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBrazil
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Communications industry