La versione italiana "OREGE" (Outil de Repérage et d'Evaluation des Gestes) dell'INRS (Institut national de recherche et de sécurité) per la valutazione dei disturbi muscolo-scheletrici dell'arto superiore.

Translated title of the contribution: The Italian version of "OREGE" (Outil de Repérage et d'Evaluation des Gestes) of the INRS (Institut national de recherche et de sécurité) for the assessment of musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb

P. Apostoli, G. Bazzini, E. Sala, M. Imbriani

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The upper extremity work-related musculoskeletal disorders (UEWMSDs) are a heterogeneous group of disorders not yet standardised mainly epidemiological criteria for case definition. They are multifactorial, often they are work related even if sometimes they show an individual origin. In recent years they show a rapid increase but it's worth noting that this trend is also affected by a more widespread and easy recognition as work related diseases. There are many ergonomic analysis tools, currently available, that claim to accurately measure variables associated with UEWMSDs. They are essentially based on biomechanical, epidemiological and physiological approaches and identify work activities at risk of developing: OSHA's checklist, Strain Index, OCRA Index, ACGIH (Hand Activity Level). A method for the study of musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb has been proposed by French INRS (National de Recherche et de Sécurité). It is defined as a project based on ergonomics applied to occupational medicine and it includes: (1) OSHA's checklist as a screening tool; (2) MSDs questionnaire for standardised record of symptoms and of worker's opinions (3) OREGE, (Outil de Repérage et d'Evaluation des Gestes) a exhaustive evaluation tool to be used by ergonomics-trained personnel, aimed to identify risk factors to be considered for preventive and corrective actions. OREGE includes: force evaluation through Latko's scale (which take into account: weight of objects and tools, kind of hold, pressure, vibration, temperature, use of gloves), articular position analysis, repetition analysis, synthesis of the different biomechanical risk factors, calculation of an index of risk. The authors have considered of interest to provide occupational physicians and ergonomic professionals with an Italian version of OREGE. The expected results are: a critical review of the method, a comparison with the other most known evaluation methods and the selection of the best method for specific work activity.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)3-25
Number of pages23
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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