Comparison of concepts in easy-to-use methods for MSD risk assessment.
This article presents a comparative analysis of methods that are easy to use to assess the musculoskeletal load and risk to develop musculoskeletal disorders. In all these methods, the load assessment consists of defining input data, procedures and assessment systems. This article shows what assessment steps are owned by the method; It also shows how it is different at each step.
In addition, methods are grouped according to their characteristic features. The conclusion is that the concepts assess the risks in different methods can be used to develop solutions that lead to comprehensive methods that are suitable for all work duties and all parts of the body. However, research is needed to verify the premise received and to introduce several standardization that allows consolidation.
The incidence of MSDS and neck and back pain among logging machine operators in the South AS.
There is limited data about the incidence and prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDS) among loggers in the South AS. Despite risk factors related to this work. Personal risk factors (age, body mass index, etc.) and related work (awkward posture, repetitive hand and leg movements, vibration, etc.) A survey is conducted to estimate the incidence of pain reported itself and diagnose MSDS and to learn the relationship with known risk factors. Respondents are a logger attending training and sustainable education classes.
Respondents were asked to identify personal attributes, machine use, awkward posture, recurring movements, and pain incidents and medical diagnosis recently. All men with an average age of 44 (range 19-67) and an average body mass index 31.3. Most are engine operators (97%) who have worked in the logging industry for an average of 22.9 years. Most of the machines identified are produced in the past ten years (the average age of 6.7 years).
For engine operators, 10.5% (16) reported the diagnosis of MSD, 74.3% (113) reported at least mild back pain, and 71.7% (109) reported at least light neck pain during the past year. Further analysis seeks to identify the relationship between personal attributes, machine use, posture, and pain. Risk factors associated with the use of machines may be biased because most survey respondents have many choices or controls in working conditions, because they are owners of the company and / or supervisors.
Using MSD prevention for cultural change in mining: Queensland government / Anglo Coal Industry Partnership.
Queensland mining has a strong focus on safety performance, but risk health management, including musculoskeletal disorders (MSDS) continue to have lower priorities. Dependence on skering individual workers and a lower level approach such as manual handling training is part of the ‘culture’ of coal mining. Initiatives such as New South Wales and Queensland mining projects to develop a good practice guide for mining have allowed more consistent messages about participatory ergonomics and MSD prevention.
Evidence-based practical approach, including the introduction of participatory ergonomics and safe design principles, is proposed for Anglo American Coal operations in Queensland. The project consists of analysis of current health workforce skills, the design of an ergonomic training program facilitated, location visits to identify good practices and champions, and graduating mentoring programs for health workers. The initial results showed a number of sites benefited from the task of the site by focusing on positive performance results.
MSD prevention through ergonomic risk assessment (tools) in all phases of vehicle development processes.
In industrialized countries, musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) plays the role of imports and is often responsible for almost a third of total ill leave. Demographic profile changes, i.e. Worning work forces may even worsen this situation in the future. For the use of highly productive and sustainable human resources in the production system, ergonomics offer high potential. In recent years the author has developed several ergonomic risk assessment tools, especially for use in the automotive industry. These methods can be used during the planning phase in technology centers and during the production phase at the store floor level.
These tools can also be used for standard communication between technology centers and factories to increase the effect of “lessons” for the design and layout of workstations and processes and optimization of vehicle components. This paper describes the appropriate risk assessment tool and the integration of these tools into the vehicle development process. This introduces a comprehensive management approach to ergonomic integration into the management of production systems.
Innovation in the work health doctor profession requires the development of collective work to improve the efficiency of MSD prevention.
Given the aging population of work health doctors and deteriorating employee health situations, reforms that target multi-disciplinary properties of work health is currently being compiled. This is a great concern for doctors in the future of work health, especially related to changes in medical practice.
The purpose of this study was to explore the actual practices of work doctors in the MSD prevention framework in France. By analyzing the work doctor’s activities, we can get a better understanding of the coordination between those involved in OHS with the final goal is to improve prevention. Based on the analysis of peer activity, this method makes it possible to drive outside the pre-construction discourse. According to the theory of activity, it is through others that the history and controversy of a profession can be understood and the skills are developed.
The results generated by collective discussions on analysis of activities contribute to establishing a collective point of view of important aspects of their profession that need to be maintained and variations in the professional genre in relation to current reforms, especially.