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Schiefer, C. (author), Schellewald, V. (author), Heßling, S. (author), Hermanns-Truxius, I. (author), Desbrosses, K. (author), Douwes, M. (author), Draicchio, F. (author), Enquist, H. (author), Forsman, M. (author), Gupta, N. (author), Holtermann, A. (author), Konemann, R. (author), Lechner, N. (author), Loewis, P. (author), Mänttäri, S. (author), Mathiassen, S.E. (author), Pinder, A. (author), Schams P., (author), Schust, M. (author), Strebl, M. (author), Veiersted, K.B. (author), Weber, B. (author), Ellegast, R. (author)
Technical measurements allow an objective assessment of MSD risk factors at work. There is a need for common standards regarding data collection and processing, as well as an exchange platform storing measurement data of occupational physical activity and workload for further analysis. Several research institutes started a feasibility study to...
conference paper 2022
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Schram, J.L.D. (author), Robroek, S.J.W. (author), Ots, P. (author), Brouwer, S. (author), Burdorf, A. (author), van Zon, K.R. (author), Oude Hengel, K.M. (author)
Objectives To investigate the relation between changes in working conditions and exit from paid employment among workers with a chronic disease. Methods Six waves from the longitudinal Study on Transitions in Employment, Ability and Motivation (2010–2016), enriched with tax-based employment information from Statistics Netherlands (2011–2017),...
article 2020
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de Vries, A.W. (author), Murphy, M. (author), Könemann, R. (author), Kingma, I. (author), de Looze, M. (author)
Occupational Applications. Our study quantified the extent of support provided by a passive arm-support exoskeleton throughout a range of postures. Mechanical support generated by the arm-support exoskeleton (SkelEx, Rotterdam, The Netherlands) that we tested clearly reaches its maximum at elevation angles ranging from 60° to 120°, where the...
article 2019
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Douwes, M. (author), Könemann, R. (author)
Duwen en trekken in het werk is een onderbelicht thema binnen de fysieke belasting. Onterecht, want dit type belasting komt veel voor en verhoogt de kans op schouderklachten. De nieuwe Duw en Trek Check (DUTCH) maakt duidelijk of de belasting te hoog is en welke maatregelen er mogelijk zijn. Vakmedia
article 2019
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Mazzoni, C.F. (author), Campos, M.V.G. (author), Sirqueira, C.A.G. (author), Krause, F. (author), de Kraker, H. (author), Könemann, R. (author), Douwes, M. (author)
conference paper 2019
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Douwes, M. (author), Könemann, R. (author), Hoozemans, M. (author), Kuijer, P. (author), Vermeulen, H. (author)
conference paper 2019
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Tynes, T. (author), Aagestad, C. (author), Vester Thorsen, S. (author), Andersen, L.L. (author), Perkio-Makela, M. (author), García, F.J.P. (author), Blanco, L. (author), Vermeylen, G. (author), Parent-Thirion, A. (author), Hooftman, W. (author), Houtman, I.L.D. (author), Liebers, F. (author), Burr, H. (author), Formazin, M. (author)
Background. The prevalence of workers with demanding physical working conditions in the European work force remains high, and occupational physical exposures are considered important risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), a major burden for both workers and society. Exposures to physical workloads are therefore part of the European...
article 2017
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de Looze, M.P. (author), Bosch, T. (author), Krause, F. (author), Stadler, K.S. (author), O'Sullivan, L.W. (author)
The aim of this review was to provide an overview of assistive exoskeletons that have specifically been developed for industrial purposes and to assess the potential effect of these exoskeletons on reduction of physical loading on the body. The search resulted in 40 papers describing 26 different industrial exoskeletons, of which 19 were active ...
article 2016
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Leijten, F.R.M. (author), van den Heuvel, S.G. (author), Ybema, J.F. (author), Robroek, S.J.W. (author), Burdorf, A. (author)
Objectives The aim of this study was to (i) assess how common chronic health problems and work-related factors predict sickness absence and (ii) explore whether work-related factors modify the effects of health problems on sickness absence. Methods A one-year longitudinal study was conducted among employed persons aged 45-64 years from the Study...
article 2013
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Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Blatter, B.M. (author), van der Molen, H.F. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author)
Objective This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of a prevention program on work ability, health, and sick leave targeted at construction worksites. Methods A total of 15 departments (N=297 workers) from 6 construction companies participated in this cluster randomized controlled trial and were randomly allocated to the intervention (8...
article 2013
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Viester, L. (author), Verhagen, E.A.L.M. (author), Oude Hengel, K.M. (author), Koppes, L.L.J. (author), van der Beek, A.J. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author)
Background. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the association between BMI and musculoskeletal symptoms in interaction with physical workload. In addition, it was aimed to obtain insight into whether overweight and obesity are associated with an increase in occurrence of symptoms and/or decrease in recovery from symptoms. Methods....
article 2013
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de Kraker, H. (author), Douwes, M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
For the Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment we developed a tool to assess the risks of developing complaints of the arm, neck or shoulders during manual work. The tool was developed for every type of organization and is easy to use, does not require measurements other than time and can be used without training or ergonomic expertise....
conference paper 2008
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Commissaris, D.A.C.M. (author), Schoenmaker, N. (author), Beune, E.A.Th. (author), Eikhout, S.M. (author), TNO Kwaliteit van Leven (author)
The authors describe a project aimed at structuring the actions and clarifying the role of an ergonomist in large, political, multiclient projects in sectors with high physical workload. A general change management model (model of planned change; L. de Caluwé & H. Vermaak, 1999) was used as a starting point. Its applicability to the ergonomists'...
article 2006
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Haines, H. (author), Wilson, J.R. (author), Vink, P. (author), Koningsveld, E. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
Participatory ergonomics is reported in an increasing number of case studies, but there is little evidence of emerging supportive theory and relatively little generic advice or guidance. The paper describes an effort to provide clarity and organization to the field of participatory ergonomics. A framework has been developed to define a range of...
article 2002
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Kuijer, P. (author), Frings-Dresen, M. (author), de Looze, M.P. (author), Visser, B. (author), van der Beek, A. (author), Arbeid (author)
City officials from Haarlem, a Dutch city in which one of the first scientific studies on the workload of refuse collectors was performed, wanted to compare the work situation and physical workload in 1997 with the results of a study performed in Haarlem in 1985 and with the results of a national study conducted in 1993. Depending on the results...
article 2000
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de Jong, A.M. (author), Vink, P. (author)
A step-by-step approach to better work, aimed at reducing the physical workload of glaziers, is evaluated. In three small-sized companies mechanical aids were developed with strong commitment from management. Glaziers from these three companies prioritized problems, selected solutions and tested the solutions. A steering group with...
article 2000
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Vink, P. (author), Urlings, I.J.M. (author), van der Molen, H.F. (author), NIA TNO (author)
A step-by-step approach to better work, aimed at reducing physical workload among scaffolders, is evaluated. The approach is based on a strong commitment of the management in the enterprise. Workers participated as direct as possible. Information on branch level of Arbouw showed the need for improvement. In a department of a middle sized...
article 1997
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Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), Bongers, P.M. (author), Dul, J. (author), van Dijk, F.J.H. (author), Kemper, H.C.G. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
To determine priorities for ergonomic improvements in five maintenance departments of a steel company, a study was carried out to identify groups with a high prevalence of musculoskeletal problems or a high exposure to unfavourable musculoskeletal workload. All workers were asked to complete a standardized questionnaire on musculoskeletal...
article 1996
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Vink, P. (author), Peeters, M. (author), Grundemann, R.W.M. (author), Smulders, P.G.W. (author), Kompier, M.A.J. (author), Dul, J. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
A step-by-step approach to better work, aimed at reducing mental and physical workload in office work, is evaluated. This approach is based on a strong commitment of the management in the enterprise, and on as much direct worker participation as possible. After every step the workers proposed how to continue and a steering group led by the...
article 1995
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Hildebrandt, V.H. (author), TNO Preventie en Gezondheid (author)
A postal questionnaire survey was carried out in Dutch agriculture to identify high risk branches with respect to musculoskeletal symptoms and workload. The study population comprised a sample 2580 male employees and employers, with a response rate of 49%. A total of 75% of the employees and 71% of the employers reported musculoskeletal symptoms...
article 1995
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