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The Effect of Overhead Drilling Position on Shoulder Moment and Electromyography

Report on a study which documented changes in electromyographic (EMG) activity and shoulder moment resulting from changes in overhead work posture of...

Measurement Strategies in the Application of Guidelines for Manual Materials Handling in Scaffolding

Report on the results of a study exploring an optimum measurement strategy for the application of manual materials handling guidelines in scaffolding....

Muskuloskeletal Disorders in Hungarian Construction Apprentices

A study of plumbing and sheet metal apprentices in Hungary to assess MSDs using surveys and electrophysiologic studies....

Ergonomics in Construction: Where Does it Hurt?

Interviews conducted with workers using a structured questionnaire and a graphic inquiry determined that the hands, feet and lower back are mostly use...

Ergonomics and Economics : Dilemma's and Chances

In the Netherlands two studies were carried out to estimate the costs of (poor) working conditions nationwide respectively for the building and constr...

Ergonomics in Construction : Management and Worker Perceptions

Describes research on the perceived incidence of musculoskeletal ailments suffered by workers and the tasks that relate to them...

Knowledge Bank Construction Tasks

A health and safety database has been developed on the basis of knowledge gained over the past decade in the Dutch construction industry, which includ...

Follow-Up Study of Muskuloskeletal Injuries among Construction Workers

Results of an interview study of construction workers to assess the impact of acute injuries on musculoskeletal disorders....

Self-Reported Muskuloskeletal Symptoms and Perceived Job-Related Characteristics Among Mason Tenders

Results of a musculoskeletal symptom survey which was conducted to describe the demographic and musculoskeletal injury characteristics of mason tender...

Bright Idea #1 : Spatula

Describes using a spatula to manipulate tiles as they are “buttered” and then moved prior to being set. This is easier and better ergonomically....