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Development of a risk factor analysis model for predicting postural instability at workplace.
Bagchee-A; Bhattacharya-A; Succop-P; Lai-C-F
Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety 1997: Proceedings of the Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, June 1-4, 1997, Washington DC, U.S.A. Das B, Karwowski W, eds., Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press, 1997 Jun; :87-90
Falls at the workplace are often preceded by a momentary loss of balance that may be attributed to several risk factors related to the workplace and the worker. Based on the multiple regression analysis performed on 52 industrial workers in a laboratory-based study, a risk factor analysis model was developed to evaluate the potential for postural instability. Based on the regression model, a windows-based application has been developed with simplified user-interface for entering the risk factors associated with any particular task. It shows the relative level of postural stability for a combination of risk factors and allows graphical display of whatif analyses. The model illustrates the possible use of laboratory-based statistical models to actual worksite analysis in determining the risk factors that would have a significant impact in reducing postural imbalance and preventing fall-related injuries.
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Accidents; Accident-prevention; Accident-analysis; Statistical-analysis; Humans; Risk-factors; Risk-analysis
Advances in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety 1997: Proceedings of the Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, June 1-4, 1997, Washington DC, U.S.A.
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
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