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Title: The UBC back study : brochure summarizing results
Author: Trask, Catherine; Teschke, Kay; Koehoorn, Mieke; Hurrell, Christie
Subject Keywords Back injury risk factors;Occupational exposure
Issue Date: 2008-08-01
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2012-06-06
Abstract: Many British Columbians employed in heavy industries will suffer from back injuries over the course of their careers. Occupational back injuries are very common in this province, and they are also very costly due to lost workdays, compensation claims, and health care costs. Although many studies have investigated back injuries and their risk factors, the research community has not reached a consensus on the occupational causes. In part, this is because it is difficult to assess the real-world exposures that contribute to injuries. Our study aimed to develop better methods of measuring exposures, such as muscle activity and postures that are known to contribute to back injuries. We tested five approaches for measuring exposures in the following heavy industries: forestry; wood and wood products; construction; transportation; and warehousing.
Affiliation: Medicine, Faculty ofPopulation and Public Health, School of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42457
Peer Review Status: Unreviewed
Scholarly Level: Graduate

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