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Efficient assessment of exposure to manual lifting using company data
Department of Public and Occupational Health, VU Medical Center, Amsterdam.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Occupational and Public Health Sciences, Occupational health science. University of Gävle, Centre for Musculoskeletal Research.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1443-6211
Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam.
2013 (English)In: Applied Ergonomics, ISSN 0003-6870, E-ISSN 1872-9126, Vol. 44, no 3, p. 360-365Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The objective of this study, based on an extensive dataset on manual materials handling during scaffolding, was to explore whether routinely collected company data can be used to estimate exposure to manual lifting.The number of manual lifts of scaffold parts while constructing/dismantling scaffolds was well predicted by the number of scaffolders in the team and the type of worksite, in combination with company data of either the number of scaffold parts or the scaffold volume. The proportion of explained variance in the number of lifts ranged from 77% to 92%, depending on the variables in the model. Data on scaffold parts and scaffold volume can easily be obtained from the company’s administration, since this is its usual paperwork supporting logistics and customer invoicing, respectively.We conclude that company data can be a promising source of information for ergonomic practitioners and researchers, to support assessment of manual lifting in scaffolding.

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2013. Vol. 44, no 3, p. 360-365
Keyword [en]
lifting, company data, exposure assessment
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Occupational Health and Environmental Health
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-9822DOI: 10.1016/j.apergo.2012.09.006ISI: 000314447000004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84872603962OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-9822DiVA, id: diva2:432614
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Swedish Research Council, 910-32-222
Available from: 2011-08-04 Created: 2011-08-04 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

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