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Mechanical and electrical construction trades - WMSD risk factors and interventions.

Authors
Albers-J; Estill-C; MacDonald-L
Source
Ergonomics in the Digital Age: Proceedings of the XVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, and The 7th Joint Conference of the Ergonomics Society of Korea/Japan Ergonomics Society. Seoul, Korea: Ergonomics Society of Korea, 2003 Aug; :1-4
NIOSHTIC No.
20024820
Abstract
A meeting was organized by NIOSH in February 2002 to explore the current use and future development of ergonomic interventions for the electrical and mechanical construction trades. Attendees included contractor and trade representatives, as well as researchers from academia and government. Meeting in small groups, participants identified task-specific WMSD risk factors and how varying conditions affect a WMSD risk. Participants also identified high risk tasks needing an effective ergonomic intervention.
Keywords
Musculoskeletal-system; Ergonomics; Motion-studies; Posture; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Construction-workers; Construction-industry
Publication Date
20030801
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
2003
NIOSH Division
DART
Priority Area
Disease and Injury: Low Back Disorders
Source Name
Ergonomics in the Digital Age: Proceedings of the XVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, and The 7th Joint Conference of the Ergonomics Society of Korea/Japan Ergonomics Society
State
OH
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