Impact of ISO/TS 20646-1 "Ergonomic procedures for the improvement of local muscular workloads" on work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

@article{Ebara2007ImpactOI,
  title={Impact of ISO/TS 20646-1 "Ergonomic procedures for the improvement of local muscular workloads" on work-related musculoskeletal disorders.},
  author={Takeshi Ebara and Tanavadee Khuvasanont and Sudthida Krungkraiwong and Ratanaporn Amornratanapaichit and Norihide Tachi and Hidemaro Takeyama and Kensaburo Murata and Toshimasa Takanishi and Tatsuki Inoue and Hatsuko Suzumura and Midori Mori and Toru Itani},
  journal={Industrial health},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={256-67}
}
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published a new Technical Specification (TS), ISO/TS 20646-1 "Ergonomic procedures for the improvement of local muscular workloads (LMWL)--Part 1: Guidelines for reducing local muscular workloads" in 2004. However, little is known about whether the ISO/TS is really effective in taking action to improve the work conditions in real workplaces. This paper discussed the impact of preventive activities planned and carried out according to the… CONTINUE READING

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