Occupational posture exposure among construction electricians

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Occupational posture exposure among construction electricians. / Moriguchi, Cristiane Shinohara; Carnaz, Leticia; Veiersted, Kaj Bo; Hanvold, Therese N.; Haeg, Liv Berit; Hansson, Gert-Åke; Cote Gil Coury, Helenice Jane.

In: Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2013, p. 86-92.

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Moriguchi, CS, Carnaz, L, Veiersted, KB, Hanvold, TN, Haeg, LB, Hansson, G-Å & Cote Gil Coury, HJ 2013, 'Occupational posture exposure among construction electricians', Applied Ergonomics, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 86-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2012.05.002

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Moriguchi, C. S., Carnaz, L., Veiersted, K. B., Hanvold, T. N., Haeg, L. B., Hansson, G-Å., & Cote Gil Coury, H. J. (2013). Occupational posture exposure among construction electricians. Applied Ergonomics, 44(1), 86-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2012.05.002

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Moriguchi CS, Carnaz L, Veiersted KB, Hanvold TN, Haeg LB, Hansson G-Å, Cote Gil Coury HJ. 2013. Occupational posture exposure among construction electricians. Applied Ergonomics. 44(1):86-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2012.05.002

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Moriguchi CS, Carnaz L, Veiersted KB, Hanvold TN, Haeg LB, Hansson G-Å et al. Occupational posture exposure among construction electricians. Applied Ergonomics. 2013;44(1):86-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2012.05.002

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Moriguchi, Cristiane Shinohara ; Carnaz, Leticia ; Veiersted, Kaj Bo ; Hanvold, Therese N. ; Haeg, Liv Berit ; Hansson, Gert-Åke ; Cote Gil Coury, Helenice Jane. / Occupational posture exposure among construction electricians. In: Applied Ergonomics. 2013 ; Vol. 44, No. 1. pp. 86-92.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Occupational posture exposure among construction electricians

AU - Moriguchi, Cristiane Shinohara

AU - Carnaz, Leticia

AU - Veiersted, Kaj Bo

AU - Hanvold, Therese N.

AU - Haeg, Liv Berit

AU - Hansson, Gert-Åke

AU - Cote Gil Coury, Helenice Jane

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - The aim of this study is to record, objectively describe and compare working postures of Brazilian and Norwegian construction electricians. Postures of the upper arms, head, and neck during work and breaks were quantified by means of inclinometry for a representative sample of 12 Brazilian and 12 Norwegian electricians in the construction industry during a full work-shift. Despite that differences were found between specific work-related factors, Brazilian and Norwegian workers revealed a high and very similar level and pattern of postures for all evaluated body regions, suggesting that results could be extrapolated to other electricians. Upper arm elevation was high and similar for both groups and head flexion and extension was pronounced compared to other occupations. Thus, extreme postures were identified for construction electricians in both countries, with similar exposure pattern also for defined tasks (planning, support and wiredraw), suggesting that this job is risky regardless organizational differences. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society. All rights reserved.

AB - The aim of this study is to record, objectively describe and compare working postures of Brazilian and Norwegian construction electricians. Postures of the upper arms, head, and neck during work and breaks were quantified by means of inclinometry for a representative sample of 12 Brazilian and 12 Norwegian electricians in the construction industry during a full work-shift. Despite that differences were found between specific work-related factors, Brazilian and Norwegian workers revealed a high and very similar level and pattern of postures for all evaluated body regions, suggesting that results could be extrapolated to other electricians. Upper arm elevation was high and similar for both groups and head flexion and extension was pronounced compared to other occupations. Thus, extreme postures were identified for construction electricians in both countries, with similar exposure pattern also for defined tasks (planning, support and wiredraw), suggesting that this job is risky regardless organizational differences. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society. All rights reserved.

KW - Overhead work

KW - Inclinometry

KW - Postural recording

KW - Musculoskeletal

KW - disorders

U2 - 10.1016/j.apergo.2012.05.002

DO - 10.1016/j.apergo.2012.05.002

M3 - Article

VL - 44

SP - 86

EP - 92

JO - Applied Ergonomics

T2 - Applied Ergonomics

JF - Applied Ergonomics

SN - 1872-9126

IS - 1

ER -