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Author Marras, William S. (William Steven), 1952-

Title The working back : a systems view / William S. Marras
Published Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; Chichester : John Wiley [distributor], [2008]


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Description ix, 309 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Series MyiLibrary
Contents Back pain magnitude and potential risk factors -- Function, structure, and support of the back -- The process of pain -- Potential pathways to back pain -- The assessment of biomechanical forces acting on the low back -- The influence of physical work factors on muscle activities and spine loads -- Psychosocial and organizational factor influence on spine loading -- Individual factors role in spine loading --
Physical, individual, and psychosocial/organizational risk factor interactions -- Engineering controls to mediate back pain at work : tools for the assessment of physical factor impact on spine loads and intervention -- Administrative controls for the workplace : psychosocial and organizational interventions -- Integrating risk interventions into the workplace -- Understanding recurrent low back pain and implications for return to work
Summary "Low back pain affects 80% of the population at some point during their lifetime; it is responsible for over 40% of the compensation costs for work-related injuries. This book provides an understanding of the mechanisms influencing low back pain in the workplace and indicates how low back pain might be prevented, saving employers extraordinary amounts in medical costs and protecting workers from the most common on-the-job injury." "This book give readers the knowledge to assess a work environment and prescribe effective interventions. It is a hands-on reference for ergonomists, manufacturing engineers, process engineers, industrial engineers and managers, safety engineers, nurses, therapists, chiropractors, physicians, and workers with back pain. It is also an excellent resource for graduate or undergraduate students of kinesiology, physiology, ergonomics, physical therapy, nursing, industrial design, engineering, and general medicine."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Electronic version is available via MyiLibrary
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web
Print version record
Subject Backache -- Etiology.
Backache -- Risk factors.
Occupational diseases.
Human engineering.
Biomechanical Phenomena.
Low Back Pain -- prevention & control.
Occupational Diseases -- prevention & control.
LC no. 2007035518
ISBN 9780470134054 hardback
9780470258569 electronic bk
0470134054 hardback