A comparison of RULA, REBA and Strain Index to four psychophysical scales in the assessment of non-fixed work.

@article{Shanahan2013ACO,
  title={A comparison of RULA, REBA and Strain Index to four psychophysical scales in the assessment of non-fixed work.},
  author={Camille J. Shanahan and Peter Vi and Elizabeth A Salas and Vanesa L Reider and Lana M L Hochman and Anne E Moore},
  journal={Work},
  year={2013},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={367-78}
}
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of three ergonomic assessment tools (EATs) (RULA, REBA and Strain Index (SI)) in the assessment of non-fixed work through comparison to four occupationally relevant Borg 10 psychophysical scales: Lifting Effort, Grasping Effort, Wrist Discomfort, and Low Back Discomfort. PARTICIPANTS Fourteen male rodworkers participated in this study. The participants had at least six months experience and had no musculoskeletal injuries in… CONTINUE READING