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Musculoskeletal symptoms due to technical preconditions in long cycle time work in an automobile assembly plant - a study of prevalence and relation to psychosocial factors and physical exposure

Tomas Engström (Institutionen för transportteknik) ; Jan Johansson Hanse ; Roland Kadefors
Applied Ergonomics (0003-6870). Vol. 30 (1999), p. 443-453.
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The aim was to evaluate the prevailing ergonomic conditions in a parallelized flow, long cycle time, assembly system. The evaluation focused on physical exposure, psychosocial factors and work-related musculoskeletal symptoms. A random sample of 67 assembly operators was included in a cross-sectional study mainly based on questionnaires. Hand/wrist symptoms were common and related to work exposure with hand-held powered tools. In general, the self-reported physical exposure showed only a few significant associations with musculoskeletal symptoms. This may in part be explained by the ergonomic conditions generally being good, with a relatively low duration of combined extreme work postures. Significant associations were found between the psychosocial work environment and musculoskeletal symptoms.

Nyckelord: Assembly, Ergonomics, Musculoskeletal symptoms, Psychosocial factors

Denna post skapades 2013-12-16.
CPL Pubid: 189418


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för transportteknik (1965-2003)
Psykologiska institutionen (GU)
Institutionen för arbetsvetenskap (1954-2011)


Arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi
Tillämpad psykologi

Chalmers infrastruktur