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1 A part of this study was undertaken while Viral Acharya was at London Business School and partly while visiting Stanford-GSB. We are especially grateful to the PE firms who assembled and gave us access to sensitive deal data. Company also devoted significant human resources to carrying out the fieldwork and analysis, not for any client but on its own(More)
During 2004, in the Center for Sleep Disorders, a questionnaire including Epworth sleepiness scale (ES) was administered to 120 subjects; 20 male subjects of this group with elevated score (ES >14) were selected and submitted to polysomnography. Subjects, all in working age, were represented by 3 (15%) shift-workers, 9 (45%) drivers, 17 (85%) industrial(More)
In order to analyze the effect of working posture on the level of neck, back and shoulder muscular activity, a clinico-anamnestic, electromyographic and postural study of 34 dentistry was undertaken. Using surface electrodes, the level of muscular activity was recorded. The results showed that neck flexed working posture is prevalent: using stereomicroscope(More)
1 A part of this study was undertaken while Viral Acharya was visiting Stanford-GSB. All errors remain our own. We are especially grateful to the PE firms who assembled and gave us access to sensitive deal data. Viral Acharya was supported during this study by the London Business School Governance Center and Private Equity Institute, the Leverhulme(More)
Three construction companies in three years have changed the operating modes, making use of innovative carpentry, with little amount of equipment, improved usability of the site, reduced cleaning time, less manual handling and reduced risk of accidents. The Competent Doctor has participated in the review of the risk assessment of manual handling: data has(More)
One of the most important factors of the work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremities (WMSDs) is the biomechanical overload. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the possibility to predict the upper limb repetitive stress, according to risk assessment procedures. In order to this aim, we gathered clinical-anamnestic data and risk(More)
Physical therapists are at risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). Contributing risk factors are job-task, mental stress and biomechanical overload, due to fixed and incorrect postures of neck, upper limbs and back. The purpose of this study was to investigate, by questionnaire and the use of muscle superficial EMG recording and analysis,(More)
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