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Ergonomics Back Research

Trade Specific

Drywall & Ceiling Installation

  • Hess JA, Kincl LD, Davis K [2009]. The Impact of Drywall Handling Tools on the Lower Back, Applied Ergonomics Mar;41(2):305-12. Epub 2009 Sep 5. View abstract.

Masonry – Brick, Block, Stone, Cement, & Terrazzo

  • Hess JA, Kincl LD, Amasay T, Wolfe P [2009]. Ergonomic evaluation of masons laying concrete masonry units and aerated autoclaved concrete. Applied Ergonomics. View abstract.
  • Anton D, Rosecrance JC, Gerr F, Merlino LA, Cook TM [2005]. Effect of concrete block weight and wall height on electromyographic activity and heart rate of masons. Ergonomics;48(10):1314-1330. View abstract.
  • Hess JA, Hecker S, Weinstein M, Lunger M [2004]. A participatory ergonomics intervention to reduce risk factors for low-back disorders in concrete laborers. Appl Ergon; 35(5):427-441. View abstract.
  • Goldsheyder D, Weiner SS, Nordin M, Hiebert R [2004]. Musculoskeletal symptom survey among cement and concrete workers. Work;23(2):111-121. View abstract.
  • Cook TM, Rosecrance J, Zimmerman C [1996]. Work-Related Musculoskeletal Problems in Bricklaying: A Symptom and Job Factors Survey and Guidelines for Improvements. Appl Occup Environ Hyg;11:1335-1339. View abstract.
  • UC Ergonomics/Safe Pavement Breakers (2010, OHIP)
  • A Biomechanical Analysis of Various Brick Sizes
  • A Biomechanical Analysis of Laying Concrete Block

Metal Work

Non Trade-Specific