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Analysis of Cumulative Trauma Disorders and Work Methods.


PB84181577

Publication Date 1981
Personal Author Armstrong, T. J.; Foulke, J. A.; Goldstein, S. A.; Joseph, B. S.
Page Count 166
Abstract The purpose of this study was to demonstrate procedures for evaluating occupational factors of cumulative trauma disorders of the upper extremity in industry. Incidence rates of cumulative trauma disorders were determined for each job class in a poultry processing plant and a furniture panel manufacturing plant. Five jobs with incidence rates from 17.4 to 129.6 cases per 200,000 work hours in the poultry plant and two jobs with incidence rates of 10.9 and 15.0 cases per 200,000 work hours in the panel plant were selected for further study to identify repetitive exertions associated with cumulative trauma disorders. Films and surface electromyography were used to document hand postures and forces of experienced workers during one or more work cycles; an MTM analysis was performed to describe the work elements.
Keywords
  • Traumatic disorders
  • Industrial medicine
  • Procedures
  • Evaluation
  • Arms(Anatomy)
  • Food processing
  • Furniture industry
  • Poultry
  • Performance(Human)
  • Occupational safety and health
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NTIS Subject Category
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 43 - Problem Solving Information for State & Local Governments
Corporate Authors Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored in part by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH. Div. of Biomedical and Behavioral Science.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198415
Analysis of Cumulative Trauma Disorders and Work Methods.
Analysis of Cumulative Trauma Disorders and Work Methods.
PB84181577

  • Traumatic disorders
  • Industrial medicine
  • Procedures
  • Evaluation
  • Arms(Anatomy)
  • Food processing
  • Furniture industry
  • Poultry
  • Performance(Human)
  • Occupational safety and health
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
  • 68G - Environmental Health & Safety
  • 43 - Problem Solving Information for State & Local Governments
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