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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.

Authors
Stuebbe-P; Genaidy-A; Karwowski-W; Kwon-YG; Alhemood-A
Source
Int J Occup Saf Ergon 2002 Oct; 8(2):259-280
NIOSHTIC No.
20032391
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Biomechanics; Posture; Force; Risk-factors; Physical-stress; Ergonomics; Industrial-factory-workers; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Body-regions; Workplace-studies; Job-analysis; Work-performance
Contact
Ashraf Genaidy, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Program, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0072
CODEN
IJOEF2
Publication Date
20021001
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
Ash.Genaidy@uc.edu
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2003
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
1080-3548
Source Name
International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
State
KY; OH
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