Increased risk of spine, joint and tendon disorders in construction workers (and introduction of the new occupational illness list numbers 2108 and 2109). Goal: explaining the cause-effect relationship between musculo skeletal disorders and the influences of activities performed in construction work in an interdisciplinary, integrated, observational approach; determining and analysing problematic activities/working procedures; derivation and evaluation of intervention and prevention measures
Cross-sectional study of 561 construction workers (bricklayers, painters, concrete workers, joiners): investigation of occupational case histories, past illnesses, risk factors external to the working environment; standardised orthopaedic examination with functional diagnosis, occupational medical examination with immunological tests, second cross-sectional examination after three years (480 construction workers); occupational scientific field studies to analyse characteristic work activities; more profound analysis of selected characteristic work activities in the bio-mechanics laboratory. Development of an occupational scientific inquiry instrument for the continuous determining of individual strain.
Multiple correlations provide points of main effort of prevention
Symposium "Körperliche Belastungen und Erkrankungen im Baugewerbe" 17./18.11.1997 in Hamburg
construction industryType of hazard:
handling of loadsCatchwords:
Berufskrankheit, Heben und Tragen von Lasten, EpidemiologieDescription, key words:
Integral cause analysis for spinal illnesses