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ID (ISN) del documento109050
Número CIS 09-212
ISSN - Título de la serie 0003-6870 - Applied Ergonomics
Año 2009
Número de serie
Autor(es) Robertson M., Amick B.C., DeRango K., Rooney T., Bazzani L., Harrist R., Moore A.
Título The effects of an office ergonomics training and chair intervention on worker knowledge, behavior and musculoskeletal risk
Información bibliográfica Jan. 2009, Vol.40, No.1, p.124-135. Illus. 38 ref.
Resumen A field intervention study was undertaken to examine the effects of office ergonomics training coupled with the supply of an adjustable chair on office workers' knowledge of musculoskeletal risks. A total of 216 office workers were assigned to one of three groups: a group receiving the training and adjustable chair, a training-only group, and a control group. Pre and post-training knowledge tests were administered to all those who attended the training. Body postures and workstation set-ups were observed before and after the intervention. Perceived control over the physical work environment was higher for both intervention groups as compared to workers in the control group. Significant improvements in ergonomic knowledge and behaviour were observed for the intervention groups, who also had lower musculoskeletal risks than the control group. However, the effect of the chair was non conclusive.
Descriptores (primarios) postura en el trabajo; enfermedades del aparato locomotor; formación en prevención; trabajo de oficina; ergonomía
Descriptores (secundarios) consciencia de seguridad; asientos; estudio comparado; métodos de trabajo y seguridad; valoración del programa
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaEstados Unidos
Tema(s) Ergonomia, organización del trabajo
Broad subject area(s) Fisiología, ergonomía
Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
OSH training
Office work
Work posture
Ergonomics