The influence of a back support harness on spinal forces during sheep shearing
作者: Stephan MilosavljevicAllan B. CarmanPeter D. MilburnBarry D. WilsonPeter L. Davidson
作者单位: 1School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
2School of Physical Education, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
3Injury Prevention Research Unit, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
刊名: Ergonomics, 2004, Vol.47 (11), pp.1208-1225
来源数据库: Taylor & Francis Journal
DOI: 10.1080/00140130410001699155
关键词: Sheep shearingOccupation forceBack harness
原始语种摘要: Previous research has classified the occupation of sheep shearing as heavy work where shearers flex their spine and hips for long periods of time, handle awkward loads and expend high amounts of energy. The aim of this research was to investigate the magnitude of spinal forces produced during the shearing phase of the work and to determine whether the use of a commercially available back support harness would reduce these forces. Following discussion on task complexity and risk of back injury with senior shearing instructors, three component tasks of the shearing phase were identified as posing high risk of injury and were prioritized for primary analysis. Although the dragging out of a sheep in preparation for shearing and an unexpected loss of animal control were also identified as...
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