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The relationships between biomechanical and postural stresses, musculoskeletal injury rates, and perceived body discomfort experienced by industrial workers: a field study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12067514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A combination of archival, subjective, and observational field data collection methods were used to investigate the relationship between biomechanical and postural stresses, and the resulting physical strain experienced by industrial workers of a packaging plant. Assessment of physical strain was based on the number and incidence rate of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-reportable injuries that were recorded over a period of 27 months, and based on the self-reported ratings of perceived body discomfort. Both the biomechanical and postural stresses correlated with the musculoskeletal injury rate. The results illustrate the usefulness of postural and biomechanical analyses for assessing the risk of injury in industry.
Authors:
Philip Stuebbe; Ashraf Genaidy; Waldemar Karwowski; Young Guk Kwon; Ali Alhemood
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of occupational safety and ergonomics : JOSE     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1080-3548     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Occup Saf Ergon     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-06-17     Completed Date:  2002-07-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9507598     Medline TA:  Int J Occup Saf Ergon     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Program, University of Cincinnati, OH 45221-0072, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Back Injuries / etiology*
Biomechanics
Humans
Industry
Manufactured Materials
Musculoskeletal Diseases / etiology*
Occupational Health*
Perception
Posture*
Risk Factors
Wounds and Injuries / etiology*

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