Physical work exposures: comparing self-reported, observer-rated and O*NET ratings.
Gardner-BT; Lombardi-DA; Dale-AM; Franzblau-A; Evanoff-B
Prof Saf 2010 Jul; 55(7):31-37
SH&E professionals need to understand the physical exposures that workers encounter in order to provide appropriate treatment options for injuries and make return-to-work decisions. Such exposure estimates are made more difficult by the increasing diversity of jobs and the variability of work tasks within a Single job. No universally applicable measure if available for assessing work-related physical exposures specifically for musculoskeletal disorders. A new and potentially useful source of occupational information is the Occupational Information Network (O*NET), which contains occupational information on more than 900 occupations.
Musculoskeletal-system; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Exposure-levels; Risk-factors; Humans; Men; Women; Workers; Work-environment; Work-capacity; Work-capability; Repetitive-work; Physiological-effects; Physiology; Analytical-processes; Environmental-exposure; Force; Posture; Vibration; Questionnaires; Surveillance-programs
Washington University - St. Louis, Missouri