Ergonomic analysis of working posture in nursing personnel: example of modified Ovako Working Analysis System application.

@article{Lee1995ErgonomicAO,
  title={Ergonomic analysis of working posture in nursing personnel: example of modified Ovako Working Analysis System application.},
  author={Y-C Lee and Wen Ko Chiou},
  journal={Research in nursing & health},
  year={1995},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={67-75}
}
A postural analysis system was developed using a biomechanical approach to identify low back pain related working postures of nursing personnel. The Ovako Working Analysis System (OWAS) was modified for doing postural recording. Chaffin's biomechanical model was used to calculate the associated work stress on the L5/S1. The system was applied to examine the working postures of 64 nurses of 16 departments. The frequency distribution of the trunk showed 15.9% of the 8,629 observed postures were… CONTINUE READING

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