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Comparison of three methods for assessing repetition in manual work.
Latko-W; Armstrong-T; Franzblau-A; Ulin-S
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
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.
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system; Repetitive-work; Cumulative-trauma-disorders; Cumulative-trauma; Carpal-tunnel-syndrome; Hand-injuries; Vitamins; Age-factors; Ergonomics
Alfred Franzblau MD, Department of Environmental and Industrial Health, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, 1420 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029
Second International Scientific Conference on Prevention (PREMUS95), September 24-28, 1995, Montreal, Canada
University of Michigan, School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
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