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A method for non-experts in assessing exposure to risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders--ERIN.

Rodríguez Y, Viña S, Montero R - Ind Health (2013)

Bottom Line: A scoring system has been proposed to indicate the level of intervention required to reduce the risk of injury.Preliminary tests show that it is easy and quick to use, but further work is needed to establish its reliability and validity.The use of ERIN can contribute to the prevention of WMSDs in Cuba and other developing countries.

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Affiliation: Deparment of Human Factors Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, José A. Echeverría Polytechnic Institute, Cuba.

ABSTRACT
A practical method for non-experts in assessing exposure to risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) is presented. Evaluación del Riesgo Individual (Individual Risk Assessment) (ERIN) is based on available ergonomic tools, epidemiological evidence and the joint IEA-WHO project for developing WMSDs risk management in developing countries. ERIN focuses primarily on the interaction of some physical workplace factors but also includes the workers' assessment. A scoring system has been proposed to indicate the level of intervention required to reduce the risk of injury. A worksheet has also been designed for increasing the usability of the method. Preliminary tests show that it is easy and quick to use, but further work is needed to establish its reliability and validity. The use of ERIN can contribute to the prevention of WMSDs in Cuba and other developing countries.

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Mentions: As explained above, the observer must decide which is the worst posture adopted for each bodypart. Figure 2AFig. 2.


A method for non-experts in assessing exposure to risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders--ERIN.

Rodríguez Y, Viña S, Montero R - Ind Health (2013)

Worst postures assessed.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig_002: Worst postures assessed.
Mentions: As explained above, the observer must decide which is the worst posture adopted for each bodypart. Figure 2AFig. 2.

Bottom Line: A scoring system has been proposed to indicate the level of intervention required to reduce the risk of injury.Preliminary tests show that it is easy and quick to use, but further work is needed to establish its reliability and validity.The use of ERIN can contribute to the prevention of WMSDs in Cuba and other developing countries.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Deparment of Human Factors Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Engineering, José A. Echeverría Polytechnic Institute, Cuba.

ABSTRACT
A practical method for non-experts in assessing exposure to risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) is presented. Evaluación del Riesgo Individual (Individual Risk Assessment) (ERIN) is based on available ergonomic tools, epidemiological evidence and the joint IEA-WHO project for developing WMSDs risk management in developing countries. ERIN focuses primarily on the interaction of some physical workplace factors but also includes the workers' assessment. A scoring system has been proposed to indicate the level of intervention required to reduce the risk of injury. A worksheet has also been designed for increasing the usability of the method. Preliminary tests show that it is easy and quick to use, but further work is needed to establish its reliability and validity. The use of ERIN can contribute to the prevention of WMSDs in Cuba and other developing countries.

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Related in: MedlinePlus