Assessment of physical demands and comparison of multiple exposure definitions in a repetitive sawmill job: board edger operator.

@article{Jones2007AssessmentOP,
  title={Assessment of physical demands and comparison of multiple exposure definitions in a repetitive sawmill job: board edger operator.},
  author={Troy Jones and Sandeep Kumar},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={676-93}
}
The primary objectives of the study were to 1) describe the physical exposures in a sawmill job with a high incidence of upper extremity musculoskeletal injuries in terms of multiple measures of posture, exertion and frequency (with varying definitions) and 2) to examine the comparability of those definitions. Surface electromyography and electrogoniometry were used to quantify the muscle demands and joint motions. Fourteen board edger operators from two sawmill facilities participated. All… CONTINUE READING