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The UBC back study : brochure summarizing results

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dc.contributor.author Trask, Catherine
dc.contributor.author Teschke, Kay
dc.contributor.author Koehoorn, Mieke
dc.contributor.author Hurrell, Christie
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-06T21:30:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-06T21:30:59Z
dc.date.issued 2008-08-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/42457
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 Canada *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ *
dc.subject Back injury risk factors en_US
dc.subject Occupational exposure en_US
dc.title The UBC back study : brochure summarizing results en_US
dc.type text en_US
dc.type.text Other en_US
dc.description.affiliation Population and Public Health, School of (SPPH) en_US
dc.description.affiliation Medicine, Faculty of en
dc.description.reviewstatus Unreviewed en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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