Rapid Entire Body Assessment: A Literature Review

@article{Madani2016RapidEB,
  title={Rapid Entire Body Assessment: A Literature Review},
  author={Dima Al Madani and Awwad J. Dababneh},
  journal={American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={9},
  pages={107-118}
}
The aim of this review is to provide a summary of one of the observational postural analysis ergonomic assessment tools; Rapid Entire Body Assessment (REBA) in terms of its development, applications, validity and limitations. Research showed REBA’s convenience for postural assessment of jobs in numerous professional settings, including industrial and health care jobs, construction, sawmill tasks, supermarket industry, food industry, computer based jobs, packaging, school workshop, odontological… 

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References

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Rapid entire body assessment (REBA).

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

TLDR
It was found that the perceived Grasping Effort and Wrist Discomfort scales differentiated between the WMSD risks associated with rodworking tasks and SI was found to be more effective than RULA and REBA in the assessment of non-fixed work WMSd risks.

Ergonomic methods for assessing exposure to risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

  • G. David
  • Medicine
    Occupational medicine
  • 2005
TLDR
General, observation-based assessments appear to provide the levels of costs, capacity, versatility, generality and exactness best matched to the needs of occupational safety and health practitioners who have limited time and resources at their disposal and need a basis for establishing priorities for intervention.

Comparison of Ergonomic Risk Assessment Output in Four Sawmill Jobs

TLDR
Of the methods examined, the RULA and SI were best (correct classification rates of 99 and 97% respectively) and the quantitative ACGIH-TLV for mono-task hand work and Borg scale were worst (misclassification rates of 86 and 28% respectively).

Ergonomic evaluation of postural stress in school workshop.

TLDR
The obtained results have identified 13 years old students faced higher risk exposure and an intervention is needed to overcome the posture problems and emphasized the fact that self-reports questionnaire method has almost accurate postural evaluation methods to identify physical risks in workplace.

Systematic evaluation of observational methods assessing biomechanical exposures at work.

TLDR
None of the observational methods evaluated in this study appeared to be generally superior, but with training, observers can reach consistent results on clearly visible body postures and work activities.

Evaluation of Two Preventive Interventions for Reducing Musculoskeletal Complaints in Operators of Video Display Terminals

TLDR
The results suggest that a personalized preventive ergonomic intervention can improve spinal and upper-extremity work-related posture and musculoskeletal symptoms for workers who use VDTs.