The effect of pallet distance on torso kinematics and low back disorder risk

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dc.contributor Wichita State University. Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.author Jorgensen, Michael J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Handa, Amit en_US
dc.contributor.author Veluswamy, Prabaharan en_US
dc.contributor.author Bhatt, Manish en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-14T17:32:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-14T17:32:04Z
dc.date.issued 2005-06 en_US
dc.identifier 16147414 en_US
dc.identifier 0373220 en_US
dc.identifier RH01634305415554 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ergonomics. 2005 Jun 22; 48(8): 949-63. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0014-0139 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140130500182007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/4853
dc.description The full text of this article is not available in SOAR. WSU users can access the article via commercial databases licensed by University Libraries: http://libcat.wichita.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=1325351. The DOI link of this article is: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140130500182007. en_US
dc.description.abstract Intervention research for prevention of occupational low back injuries has focused on the effects of reducing extreme torso flexion and the external moment. Little is known about prevention strategies for torso twisting and lateral bending. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of pallet distance with regard to a constant lift origin on the torso kinematics and a measure of low back disorder risk. Fifteen male participants transferred 11.3 kg boxes from a constant origin to six different regions on a pallet. Two pallet distances with regard to the lift origin were investigated. ANOVA indicated that increasing the pallet distance resulted in increases in torso kinematics (velocities and accelerations) as well as a measure of risk of low back disorder. The increases in torso kinematics (e.g. twisting and lateral awkward postures and bending velocities) occurred mostly at the lower height regions on the pallet. It is concluded that increasing the pallet distance with regard to the lifting origin, with the intention to influence the participant to take a step during a palletizing task does not appear to be an effective intervention strategy to reduce the risk of low back disorder associated with torso kinematics. en_US
dc.format.extent 949-63 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ergonomics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ergonomics en_US
dc.source NLM en_US
dc.subject.mesh Adult en_US
dc.subject.mesh Back Injuries/prevention & control en_US
dc.subject.mesh Back Pain/prevention & control en_US
dc.subject.mesh Biomechanics en_US
dc.subject.mesh Humans en_US
dc.subject.mesh Male en_US
dc.subject.mesh Musculoskeletal Diseases/prevention & control en_US
dc.subject.mesh Occupational Diseases/prevention & control en_US
dc.subject.mesh Posture/physiology en_US
dc.subject.mesh Torsion Abnormality/physiopathology en_US
dc.title The effect of pallet distance on torso kinematics and low back disorder risk en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.coverage.spacial England en_US
dc.description.version peer reviewed en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright © 2005 Taylor & Francis en_US

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