Study of the situation regarding symptoms and spinal strain in the bakery trade

Project No. BG18 #030

Status:

completed 12/1996

Aims:

investigation of health risks for bakers caused by multiple stress

Activities/Methods:

Interview and stress measurement

Results:

Symptoms and anatomical findings do not coincide; no correlation between strain analysis and symptoms; close correlation between activity profile and muscular disbalance as well as muscle function state and symptoms; positive effect of moderate loads in dealing with symptoms and on the muscular system

Publications:

Referat auf "Prävention von berufs- und arbeitsbedingten Gesundheitsstörungen und Erkrankungen - 2. Erfurter Tage" 12/95

Last Update:

22-Aug-2000

Project

Financed by:
  • Berufsgenossenschaft Nahrungsmittel und Gaststätten
Research institution(s):
  • Institut für Leichtathletik und Turnen der Deutschen Sporthochschule Köln
Branche(s):

food industry

Type of hazard:

Arbeitsbedingte Gesundheitsgefahren, Handhabung von Lasten

Catchwords:

Gesundheitliche Beeinträchtigungen und Störungen, Heben und Tragen von Lasten

Description, key words:

With bakers there is a correlation between activity profile and symptoms, no correlation between strain and symptoms/findings