A longitudinal study of workers with work-related musculo-skeletal disease after relocation to redesigned work stations

D. Colombini, E. Occhipinti, N. Battevi, O. Menoni, M. G. Ricci, D. Pancera, M. Augenti, C. Girola

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Abstract

This paper presents a longitudinal study on the return to the workforce of employers with WMSDs of the upper limbs and their reallocation to jobs with "low exposure". The study started 5 years ago with 100 workers affected by WMSDs and includes now 180 affected workers operating in the same factory. The trial involved: definition of criteria for characterising jobs for affected workers; classifying WMSDs workers according to the type and severity of the disorders. The results, 5 years after the start of the trial, are encouraging and show that when the affected workers return in jobs that full meet the defined criteria, a significant prevalence of improvements are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennium'
Pages771-774
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennnium' - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 29 2000Aug 4 2000

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OtherProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennnium'
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/29/008/4/00

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Keywords

  • Control group
  • Occurrence
  • WMSDs
  • Working populations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Colombini, D., Occhipinti, E., Battevi, N., Menoni, O., Ricci, M. G., Pancera, D., ... Girola, C. (2000). A longitudinal study of workers with work-related musculo-skeletal disease after relocation to redesigned work stations. In Proceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennium' (pp. 771-774)

A longitudinal study of workers with work-related musculo-skeletal disease after relocation to redesigned work stations. / Colombini, D.; Occhipinti, E.; Battevi, N.; Menoni, O.; Ricci, M. G.; Pancera, D.; Augenti, M.; Girola, C.

Proceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennium'. 2000. p. 771-774.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Colombini, D, Occhipinti, E, Battevi, N, Menoni, O, Ricci, MG, Pancera, D, Augenti, M & Girola, C 2000, A longitudinal study of workers with work-related musculo-skeletal disease after relocation to redesigned work stations. in Proceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennium'. pp. 771-774, Proceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennnium', San Diego, CA, United States, 7/29/00.
Colombini D, Occhipinti E, Battevi N, Menoni O, Ricci MG, Pancera D et al. A longitudinal study of workers with work-related musculo-skeletal disease after relocation to redesigned work stations. In Proceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennium'. 2000. p. 771-774
Colombini, D. ; Occhipinti, E. ; Battevi, N. ; Menoni, O. ; Ricci, M. G. ; Pancera, D. ; Augenti, M. ; Girola, C. / A longitudinal study of workers with work-related musculo-skeletal disease after relocation to redesigned work stations. Proceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennium'. 2000. pp. 771-774
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