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Continuous assessment of back stress (CABS) in framers in the home building industry.

Authors
Mirka-GA; Kelaher-DP; Nay-DT; Lawrence-BM; Reese-JS
Source
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
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20000078
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Construction-industry; Back-injuries; Mathmatic-modeling; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Materials-handling; Lifting
Contact
The Ergonomics Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27695-7906
Publication Date
19980101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Editors
Kumar-S
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9789051993936
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-CCR-413061
Source Name
Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety, Proceedings of the XIIIth Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference 1998
State
NC
Performing Organization
North Carolina State University, Department of Industrial Engineering,
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