27. Managing Low-Back Disorder Risk in the Workplace

  1. Gavriel Salvendy4,5
  1. William S. Marras1,2,3

Published Online: 26 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118131350.ch27

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Marras, W. S. (2012) Managing Low-Back Disorder Risk in the Workplace, in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Fourth Edition (ed G. Salvendy), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118131350.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

  2. 5

    Tsinghua University, Beijing, People's Republic of China

Author Information

  1. 1

    Biodynamics Laboratory, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

  2. 2

    COHAM, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

  3. 3

    Institute for Ergonomics, Department of Integrated Systems Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470528389

Online ISBN: 9781118131350

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Keywords:

  • managing low-back disorder risk, in workplace;
  • work risk factor epidemiology;
  • risk biomechanics;
  • job demand index;
  • ergonomic change implementation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Magnitude of Low-Back Pain Problem at Work

  • Epidemiology of Work Risk Factors

  • Occupational Biomechanics Logic

  • Biomechanics of Risk

  • Assessment Methods and Identification of Low-Back Disorder Risk at Work

  • Process of Implementing Ergonomic Change

  • Conclusions

  • References