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Importance of ergonomics for the aging worker.

Authors
Davis-KG; Jorgensen-MJ; Grosch-JW; Marras-WS; Chaffin-DB; Czaja-S; Redfern-MS
Source
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Meeting. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2003 Oct; :1213-1215
NIOSHTIC No.
20027118
Abstract
The purpose of the panel will be to discuss the ramifications of the numerous aging-related declines and how they impact the risk of injury in the workplace. Specific attention will be given to how the various components of the musculoskeletal system interact with each other. The discussion will provide potential intervention strategies that accommodate for the special needs of older workers. Through the diverse backgrounds or the panelists, a more comprehensive dialogue will provide better evidence of the strength and weaknesses of the literature regarding this rapidly growing at-risk population.
Keywords
Ergonomics; Human-factors-engineering; Musculoskeletal-system; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Muscular-disorders; Muscles; Muscle-stress; Muscle-tension; Worker-health; Work-performance; Work-operations; Work-practices; Work-environment; Workplace-studies; Workplace-monitoring; Statistical-analysis; Posture; Body-mechanics; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Age-factors
Publication Date
20031013
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2004
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
0945289227
NIOSH Division
DART
Source Name
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 47th Annual Meeting
State
FL; KS; MI; NY; OH; PA; WA
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