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Author Colombini, Daniela.

Title Working Posture Assessment : the TACOS (Time-Based Assessment Computerized Strategy) Method
Published Milton : Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (232 pages)
Series Ergonomics Design and Mgmt. Theory and Applications Ser
Ergonomics Design and Mgmt. Theory and Applications Ser
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Editors; Contributors; List of Contributors; Chapter 1 Introduction and Aim; Chapter 2 Methods for Evaluating Working Postures in International Standards: ISO 11226 (2000)-Evaluation of Static Working Postures and EN 1005-4 (2005)-Evaluation of Working Postures and Movements in Relation to Machinery; Chapter 3 Working Posture Assessment Criteria and Principal Methods Reported in the Literature: A Comparison; Chapter 4 The TACOs Method: Methods, Criteria, and Applications of Single-Task Jobs
Chapter 14 ConclusionsBibliography; Index
Chapter 5 Timed Score Calculation Methods in Multitask Exposure ScenariosChapter 6 Simple Tools for Using the TACOs Method to Assess Postures: An Example of a Multitask Job in a Daily Cycle; Chapter 7 Simple Tools for Using the TACOs Method to Assess Postures: An Example of a Multitask Job in a Weekly/Monthly Cycle; Chapter 8 Simple Tools for Using the TACOs Method to Assess Postures: An Example of a Multitask Job in an Annual Cycle
Chapter 9 The Physiotherapist: Example of an Analysis of Biomechanical Overload of the Upper Limbs and Awkward Postures of the Spine and Lower Limbs among Professionals in an Orthopedic ClinicChapter 10 The Construction Worker: Example of Biomechanical Overload of the Upper Limbs and Awkward Postures of the Spine and Lower Limbs in Several Typical Tasks; Chapter 11 Multitask Analysis among Workers at Archaeological Digs; Chapter 12 Analysis of Back and Lower Limb Postures among Childcare Center Staff; Chapter 13 Biomechanical Overload and Awkward Postures among Vineyard Workers: Risk Analysis
Summary This book covers how to analyze awkward working postures, particularly of the spine and lower limbs, in specific groups exposed. The methods covered suggests how to evaluate the postures correctly, taking account of the duration and sequence of the tasks involved, even in very complex scenarios where workers are involved with multiple tasks and work cycles varying from day to day. Excel spreadsheets located on the authors’ website (www.epmresearch.org) have been developed to gather, condense, and automatically process the data. The tools serve to implement the strategy for calculating risk associated with exposure to awkward postures, i.e. the TACOS method. Included are 5 case studies which include physiotherapists, workers from construction, archaeological digs, vineyards, and kindergarten teachers
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Subject Employees -- Health risk assessment -- Methodology
Human engineering.
Industrial hygiene.
Posture.
Biomechanical Overload.
Human engineering.
Industrial hygiene.
Lower Limbs.
MEDICAL / Administration.
Musculoskeletal Disorders.
Physiotherapists.
Posture.
Risk Assessment.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety.
Working Posture.
Form Electronic book
Author Occhipinti, Enrico.
ISBN 1351370197
9781351370196