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Orthopaedic Ergonomics Laboratory - Lower Back Disorder

Lower Back Disorder Risk Indicators In Manufacturing Environments

Our efforts with the United Auto Workers and General Motors have been focused on evaluating the recovery process from occupationally related low back disorders. In so doing we have evaluated measures of health outcomes and alternative approaches to classifying job low back disorder risk. We are currently performing a longitudinal study of over 300 employees who have experienced work-related back injury.


Comparison of five methods used to determine low back disorder risk in a manufacturing environment

The use of turnover rate as a passive surveillance indicator for potential low back disorders

The role of dynamic three- dimensional trunk motion in occupationally-related low back disorders: the effects of workplace factors, trunk position, and trunk motion characteristics on risk of injury

Association between recovery outcomes for work-related low back disorders and personal, family, and work factors