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Occupational Ergonomics

Occupational Ergonomics - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0203793152

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ISBN13: 978-0203793152
ISBN10: 0203793153
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Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Published: 2001
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Occupational Ergonomics - 01 edition

ISBN13: 978-0203793152

Francesco Violante

ISBN13: 978-0203793152
ISBN10: 0203793153
Cover type:
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Published: 2001
International: No
Summary

Work related musculoskeletal disorders are a leading cause of worker impairment, disability, compensation costs and loss of productivity in industrialized countries. The ageing of the workforce and presence of physically demanding jobs contribute to the widespread occurrence of musculoskeletal disorders." "This edited volume presents an overview of the critical issues related to musculosketal disorders at work and brings together the latest research in this field. Each of the contributors is an internationally renowned expert in their own right." "The book will be of interest to a wide range of professionals and researchers in ergonomics, occupational health, epidemiology, psychology and engineering. It will also serve as an important source of information for policy makers.

Table of Contents

1. Methodological issues in epidemiologic studies of musculoskeletal disorders
2. Epidemiology of work-related back disorders
3. Epidemiology of neck and upper limb disorders and work-place factors
4. Psychosocial factors at work in relation to musculoskeletal conditions - implications for job design and rehabilitation
5. Analysis and design of jobs for control of work related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs)
6. The psychophysical approach to risk assessment in work-related musculoskeletal disorders
7. Health disorders caused by occupational exposure to vibration
8. Screening for upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders: research and practice
9. Surveillance for musculoskeletal problems
10. Case definition for upper limb disorders
11. Back risk factors: an overview
12. Psychophysical studies of materials handing: NIOSH lifting equation
13. Biomechanical models in high exertion manual jobs
14. Cost-benefit of ergonomic improvements
15. Clinical case management and rehabilitation of workers with upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders: a model for integration of medical and ergonomic approaches
16. Experiences in redesigning jobs featuring repetitive tasks
17. Regulatory issues in Occupational Ergonomics

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