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Title: Modeling determinants of working exposures and exposure variability
Author: Trask, Catherine; Koehoorn, Mieke; Village, Judy; Teschke, Kay; Johnson, Peter W.
Subject Keywords workplace health
Issue Date: 2006-06
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2008-05-14
Citation: Presented at the 19th International Conference on Industrial, Engineering & Other Applications of Applied Intelligent Systems (IEA/AIE'06). Annecy, France. June 27-30, 2006.
Abstract: Work-related back injuries represent 25% of workplace injuries in British Columbia, and more than a quarter of all back strain claims are from employees in five high-risk industries: forestry, wood and paper products, construction, transportation, and warehousing. Epidemiological studies require data on physical exposures to risk factors from large numbers of individuals in order to observe exposure-response relationships and for the results to be representative and generalizable. Unfortunately, there is a tradeoff between precision and expense, with the most precise measurement methods being too expensive to use in large epidemiological studies. The overall goal of this study is to identify a suite of measurements that afford both precision and cost efficiency for large scale work-site studies of numerous physical exposures across diverse settings and occupations.
Affiliation: Environmental Health (SOEH), School ofHealth and Environment Research (CHER), Centre forOccupational and Environmental Hygiene, School of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/837
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