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Musculoskeletal symptom survey among cement and concrete workers.
Work. 2004; 23(2):111-21.WORK

Abstract

Work in construction is associated with a high risk for musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. The symptom survey was conducted to determine the magnitude and musculoskeletal injury characteristics among the cement and concrete workers and identify the most problematic work-related activities and job factors that might have contributed to the occurrence of these disorders. Findings revealed that a large proportion of the laborers (77%) experienced at least one musculoskeletal disorder in the last year. Low back pain was reported as the most frequently experienced symptom (66%). 'Working while in pain' the concrete workers perceived as the major problem in the trade. Other problematic work-related activities included 'bending or twisting the back', 'work in hot, cold or wet conditions', and 'handling heavy objects'. Most of the laborers (82%) requested on-the-job safety training. Survey results combined with the outcomes of focus groups discussions and work site observations were used in the design of a training program aimed at the prevention of musculoskeletal morbidity in the trade. The program incorporated ergonomics principles, hazard recognition, safe work practices, problem solving and personal protection in the training curriculum for membership of the trade.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Occupational and Industrial Orthopaedic Center (OIOC), Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, New York, NY, USA. david.goldsheyder@nyu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15502291

Citation

Goldsheyder, David, et al. "Musculoskeletal Symptom Survey Among Cement and Concrete Workers." Work (Reading, Mass.), vol. 23, no. 2, 2004, pp. 111-21.
Goldsheyder D, Weiner SS, Nordin M, et al. Musculoskeletal symptom survey among cement and concrete workers. Work. 2004;23(2):111-21.
Goldsheyder, D., Weiner, S. S., Nordin, M., & Hiebert, R. (2004). Musculoskeletal symptom survey among cement and concrete workers. Work (Reading, Mass.), 23(2), 111-21.
Goldsheyder D, et al. Musculoskeletal Symptom Survey Among Cement and Concrete Workers. Work. 2004;23(2):111-21. PubMed PMID: 15502291.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Musculoskeletal symptom survey among cement and concrete workers. AU - Goldsheyder,David, AU - Weiner,Shira Schecter, AU - Nordin,Margareta, AU - Hiebert,Rudi, PY - 2004/10/27/pubmed PY - 2004/12/16/medline PY - 2004/10/27/entrez SP - 111 EP - 21 JF - Work (Reading, Mass.) JO - Work VL - 23 IS - 2 N2 - Work in construction is associated with a high risk for musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. The symptom survey was conducted to determine the magnitude and musculoskeletal injury characteristics among the cement and concrete workers and identify the most problematic work-related activities and job factors that might have contributed to the occurrence of these disorders. Findings revealed that a large proportion of the laborers (77%) experienced at least one musculoskeletal disorder in the last year. Low back pain was reported as the most frequently experienced symptom (66%). 'Working while in pain' the concrete workers perceived as the major problem in the trade. Other problematic work-related activities included 'bending or twisting the back', 'work in hot, cold or wet conditions', and 'handling heavy objects'. Most of the laborers (82%) requested on-the-job safety training. Survey results combined with the outcomes of focus groups discussions and work site observations were used in the design of a training program aimed at the prevention of musculoskeletal morbidity in the trade. The program incorporated ergonomics principles, hazard recognition, safe work practices, problem solving and personal protection in the training curriculum for membership of the trade. SN - 1051-9815 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15502291/Musculoskeletal_symptom_survey_among_cement_and_concrete_workers_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -