Giorgio Molteni

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The link between occupation and musculoskeletal disorders has been focused on in numerous research projects, ranging from those simply observing the different pathological findings reported among workers performing particular tasks, down to the latest studies actually quantifying the 'exposure' of workers to physical and psychosocial stimuli. For some(More)
This paper illustrates the viewpoint of a group of Italian research workers who have been directly involved in providing criteria and guidelines for application of EC Directive 90/269, Manual handling of loads. The problems posed by application of the Directive in Italy and which are mainly related to exposure assessment, health surveillance and risk(More)
A high percentage of musculoskeletal disorders in nursing staff with the task of patient lifting is reported in the literature. These disorders are considered to be of multiple etiology and attempts have been made not only to assess the physical load but also to identify the direct or indirect influence of organisational and psychosocial factors so that(More)
Magnetite nanoparticles covered by a layer of omega-hydroxycarboxylic acid were synthesized in one step by high-temperature decomposition of iron(III) omega-hydroxycarboxylates in tri- and tetra-ethylene glycol. The nanoparticles were characterized by TEM, XRD, IR, XPS and NMR techniques in order to show that they comprise a crystalline magnetite core and(More)
In occupational medicine, degenerative diseases and malformations of the spine are one of the main reasons for requests for fitness assessment for specific jobs, especially among workers involved in manual handling tasks. By means of a selected review of the specialised literature, the authors identify analysis procedures and precise criteria for assessing(More)
The regioselectivity of 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions between (4-substituted)benzonitrile oxides and methyl propiolate cannot be rationalized on the basis of the electron demand of the reactants or frontier molecular-orbital theory. To this problem, we have applied a quantitative formulation of the hard-soft acid-base principle developed within the density(More)
The twenty-year experience of the "Ergonomics of Posture and Movement (epm)" Research Unit for prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) is briefly summarized. The epm research unit is the outcome of an agreement between Milan University (Clinica del Lavoro Luigi Devoto), Milan Polytechnic, Don Gnocchi Foundation IRCCS (Bioengineering(More)