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Delivery drivers and low-back pain: A study of the exposures to posture demands, manual materials handling and whole-body vibration
Health and Safety Laboratory, Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire, UK .
Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Liberty Safework Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK .
Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Liberty Safework Research Centre, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK .
2006 (English)In: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, ISSN 0169-8141, E-ISSN 1872-8219, Vol. 36, no 3, p. 265-273Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The exposures of drivers to posture demands, manual materials handling (MMH) and vibration as risk factors for LBP were investigated. A validated questionnaire was used to obtain information about driving experience, driving (sitting) posture, MMH, and health history among 64 drivers in short-haul delivery jobs. Twelve persons were observed and videotaped during their work and vibration measurements were obtained for three types of delivery vehicles (van, articulated truck and tipper truck). The results indicated that systematic observation of the driving activity and MMH is necessary alongside questionnaire assessments if the exposures are to be accurately characterised and that delivery vehicles generate acceptable levels of average r.m.s. acceleration. Transient (lasting less than a week) low-back pain was found to be prevalent among the drivers.

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Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2006. Vol. 36, no 3, p. 265-273
Keywords [en]
Exposure, Vibration, Posture, MMH, Low-back pain
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-2076DOI: 10.1016/j.ergon.2005.10.003ISI: 000236506700009Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33644629784Local ID: 2082/2471OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-2076DiVA, id: diva2:239294
Available from: 2008-10-20 Created: 2008-10-20 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved

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