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Position and Size of Drywall on the Physical Demands for Drywall InstallersLu Yuan, Sc.D. 2013
This research study validated that workers installing drywall are at a high risk of MSDs, especially to low back and shoulders. Researchers used an integrated biomechanical modeling approach to investigate the effects of position and size of drywall on the physical demands for drywall installers. The results: drywall storage position and size affect the physical demand of the work and may contribute to injury.
Reducing Sprains and Strains in Construction through Worker Participation: A Manual for Managers and Workers with Examples from Scaffold ErectionKoningsveld, Ernst A.P., Peter Vink, Isle J.M. Urlings, and Annelise M. de Jong. 1998
Describes six steps for setting up a worker-participation program to identify main ergonomic problems, then propose and try solutions; examples are given for scaffold erection, based on a research project in the Netherlands.
The University of Iowa Construction SurveyCook, Thomas M., John C. Rosecrance and Chris L. Zimmerman. 1996
Examines work-related musculoskeletal disorders among 13 trades in one year: relative frequency on nine body sites, possible causes, and whether doctor visits or missed work resulted.
Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Construction BibliographySecond Edition. 1994
Covers mainly the biomedical, industrial hygiene, and ergonomics literature available from online and CD-ROM bibliographic data bases. The report was prepared in October 1994 by the Department of Preventative Medicine and Environmental Health, College of Medicine, University of Iowa.