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Comparison of three methods for assessing repetition in manual work.

Authors
Latko-W; Armstrong-T; Franzblau-A; Ulin-S
Source
Second International Scientific Conference on Prevention (PREMUS95), September 24-28, 1995, Montreal, Canada. Rome, Italy: International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH), 1995 Sep; :277-279
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20024490
Abstract
Repetitive exertions have been shown to be positively associated with the prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. However, there is not agreement on acceptable levels of repetition, partly due to the absence of objective methods for quantifying repetition in diverse types of hand work. Previous studies have attempted to quantify repetition based on production standard data, i.e. cycle time and parts produced. However, such methods are difficult to apply to certain tasks. In this tudy, three methods of quantifying repetition were compared: traditional time study, electromyography (EMG), and a newly-developed observational rating system.
Keywords
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system; Repetitive-work; Cumulative-trauma-disorders; Cumulative-trauma; Carpal-tunnel-syndrome; Hand-injuries; Vitamins; Age-factors; Ergonomics
Contact
Alfred Franzblau MD, Department of Environmental and Industrial Health, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, 1420 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
Publication Date
19950901
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Amount
610264
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1995
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-002941
Priority Area
Grants Other
Source Name
Second International Scientific Conference on Prevention (PREMUS95), September 24-28, 1995, Montreal, Canada
State
MI
Performing Organization
University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
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