• Engineering
  • Published 2011

Physical and mental strain in the food industry : A 4 year follow-up study

@inproceedings{Neupane2011PhysicalAM,
  title={Physical and mental strain in the food industry : A 4 year follow-up study},
  author={Subas Neupane and Pekka V. Virtanen and Tiina Luukkaala and Anna Siukola and Clas-H{\aa}kan Nyg{\aa}rd},
  year={2011}
}
This study examined the associations between working conditions and the changes in strain among food processing employees. Blue-collar (n=248) workers aged from 20 to 60 years were followed. Mental strain had increased significantly whereas physical strain remained unchanged at follow-up. The changes in mental strain for the older employees were positively correlated with the changes in physical strain (β = 0.25, p=0.05). We conclude that the increase in unfavorable ergonomics may increase… CONTINUE READING

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