Reliability in twelve ergonomists’ three-category risk ratings in ten video recorded work tasks.
2015 (English)In: Proceedings 19th Triennial Congress of the IEA, Melbourne 9-14 August 2015, 2015Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
The Swedish Work Environment Authority has recently increased the demands on ergonomic risk assessments. These assessments are usually made by ergonomists in occupational health services (OHS). Although they are many observational methods that may be used (Takala, Pehkonen et al. 2010), the ergonomists often do risk assessment by sole observation, based on his/her own knowledge and experience, without the use of any specific method.
This study is included in a larger on-going OBS project, with the overall purpose to evaluate six observational methods for assessment of biomechanical exposures of repetitive work in respect of validity, reliability and usability, as well as provide information on which of the methods are best suited for practitioners in risk assessment of repetitive work. The methods' resulting risk levels will be compared not only to each other, but also to the ergonomists’ “own” assessments (without any specific method) of the risk of developing musculoskeletal disorders.
The specific aim of this sub-study was to investigate the inter-observer reliability of ergonomists’ own risk assessments without any specific method
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Agreement, Observation, Risk assessment, Biomechanical exposures
Environmental Health and Occupational Health
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23083OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23083DiVA: diva2:1057024
IEA 2015, 19th Triennial Congress of the IEA, 9-14 August 2015, Melbourne, Australa