Continuous assessment of back stress (CABS) in framers in the home building industry.
Mirka-GA; Kelaher-DP; Nay-DT; Lawrence-BM; Reese-JS
Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety: Proceedings of the XIIIth Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference 1998. Kumar S, ed., Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press, 1998 Jan; 2:293-296
The construction industry is a high risk industry for low back injuries due to the significant amount of manual materials handling and awkward postures associated with many of its jobs. Unfortunately, many of the existing tools that have been developed for addressing the risk of low back injuries in other industries are not applicable in the construction industry because construction tasks are not as cyclical as the jobs on which previous models are based. The aim of this research project was to develop a stochastic model of low back stress addressing the limitations of existing models and providing greater insight to low back injury in the construction industry.
Construction-industry; Back-injuries; Mathmatic-modeling; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Materials-handling; Lifting
The Ergonomics Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27695-7906
Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, Proceedings of the XIIIth Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference 1998
North Carolina State University, Department of Industrial Engineering,