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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-Interscience, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 309 pages) : illustrations
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 effectiveness -- 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 Explains how to prevent low back pain in the workplace, saving employers extraordinary amounts in medical costs and protecting individual workers from common on-the-job injury
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Backache -- Etiology.
Backache -- Risk factors.
Human engineering.
Occupational diseases.
Low Back Pain -- prevention & control.
Occupational Diseases -- prevention & control.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007035518
ISBN 047025856X (electronic bk.)
9780470258569 (electronic bk.)