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ID (ISN) del documento50869
Número CIS 88-2088
ISSN - Título de la serie 0882-8032 - Applied Industrial Hygiene
Año 1988
Número de serie
Autor(es) Keyserling W.M., Punnett L., Fine L.J.
Título Trunk posture and back pain: Identification and control of occupational risk factors
Información bibliográfica Mar. 1988, Vol.3, No.3, p.87-92. Illus. 21 ref.
Resumen A computer-aided system was developed to evaluate trunk posture during work by measuring the time spent in neutral and non-neutral postures. This system was used to assess postural risk factors in a case-referent study of back disorders in an automobile assembly plant. The use of non-neutral trunk postures, such as forward flexion, lateral bending, and axial twisting, was associated with reports of back pain. The results of this study suggest that job redesign and/or other methods for controlling non-neutral posture be implemented to reduce the risk of back pain on industrial jobs. A general approach to work station design, based on a mechanical model of the human skeletal system, is described. This model is used to develop specific job-design guidelines to prevent awkward trunk posture.
Descriptores (primarios) postura en el trabajo; industria del automóvil; dorsalgia
Descriptores (secundarios) análisis por ordenador; valoración ergonómica
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Fisiología del trabajo
Broad subject area(s) Fisiología, ergonomía
Navegación por categoria(s) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Work posture