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Occupational posture exposure among construction electricians

Moriguchi, Cristiane Shinohara ; Carnaz, Leticia ; Veiersted, Kaj Bo ; Hanvold, Therese N. ; Haeg, Liv Berit ; Hansson, Gert-Åke LU and Cote Gil Coury, Helenice Jane (2013) In Applied Ergonomics 44(1). p.86-92
Abstract
The aim of this study is to record, objectively describe and compare working postures of Brazilian and Norwegian construction electricians. Postures of the upper arms, head, and neck during work and breaks were quantified by means of inclinometry for a representative sample of 12 Brazilian and 12 Norwegian electricians in the construction industry during a full work-shift. Despite that differences were found between specific work-related factors, Brazilian and Norwegian workers revealed a high and very similar level and pattern of postures for all evaluated body regions, suggesting that results could be extrapolated to other electricians. Upper arm elevation was high and similar for both groups and head flexion and extension was pronounced... (More)
The aim of this study is to record, objectively describe and compare working postures of Brazilian and Norwegian construction electricians. Postures of the upper arms, head, and neck during work and breaks were quantified by means of inclinometry for a representative sample of 12 Brazilian and 12 Norwegian electricians in the construction industry during a full work-shift. Despite that differences were found between specific work-related factors, Brazilian and Norwegian workers revealed a high and very similar level and pattern of postures for all evaluated body regions, suggesting that results could be extrapolated to other electricians. Upper arm elevation was high and similar for both groups and head flexion and extension was pronounced compared to other occupations. Thus, extreme postures were identified for construction electricians in both countries, with similar exposure pattern also for defined tasks (planning, support and wiredraw), suggesting that this job is risky regardless organizational differences. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Overhead work, Inclinometry, Postural recording, Musculoskeletal, disorders
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Applied Ergonomics
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44
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86 - 92
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Elsevier
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10.1016/j.apergo.2012.05.002
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to record, objectively describe and compare working postures of Brazilian and Norwegian construction electricians. Postures of the upper arms, head, and neck during work and breaks were quantified by means of inclinometry for a representative sample of 12 Brazilian and 12 Norwegian electricians in the construction industry during a full work-shift. Despite that differences were found between specific work-related factors, Brazilian and Norwegian workers revealed a high and very similar level and pattern of postures for all evaluated body regions, suggesting that results could be extrapolated to other electricians. Upper arm elevation was high and similar for both groups and head flexion and extension was pronounced compared to other occupations. Thus, extreme postures were identified for construction electricians in both countries, with similar exposure pattern also for defined tasks (planning, support and wiredraw), suggesting that this job is risky regardless organizational differences. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Moriguchi, Cristiane Shinohara and Carnaz, Leticia and Veiersted, Kaj Bo and Hanvold, Therese N. and Haeg, Liv Berit and Hansson, Gert-Åke and Cote Gil Coury, Helenice Jane},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {86--92},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Applied Ergonomics},
  title        = {Occupational posture exposure among construction electricians},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2012.05.002},
  doi          = {10.1016/j.apergo.2012.05.002},
  volume       = {44},
  year         = {2013},
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