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A pilot study to develop guidelines for reducing tree planter injuries

Author: Suzanne Kinney; Doug Weber; James B Morrison; Ernst I Stjernberg; WorkSafeBC,
Publisher: Richmond, B.C. : WorkSafeBC, Beaconsfield, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, [2006] 2014.
Series: Focus on tomorrow.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tree planters in British Columbia suffer high rates of musculoskeletal injuries (MSI). Repetitive motion and overexertion claims accounted for 15% of the $5.2 million in claims costs incurred by silvicultural contractors and 22% of the days lost over a 5-year period. Exposure to factors such as repetitive movements, back stress, high physical workload, and inappropriate tool and equipment design create the risk of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Suzanne Kinney; Doug Weber; James B Morrison; Ernst I Stjernberg; WorkSafeBC,
OCLC Number: 879668665
Notes: "Final report sumitted March 8, 2006 to Worker's Compensation Board of British Columbia in fulfillment of a contribution agreement dated November 5, 2004 with respect to a Research Project titled 'Guidelines for Preventing Tree-planting injuries'"
"Principal Investigator/Applicant, Ernst Stjernberg"--Cover.
"RS2003/04-DG10"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (64 pages) : colour illustrations.
Contents: Main research findings --
Executive summary --
Research problem --
Methodology. 1. Tree planting task analysis ; 2. Biomechanical methods research ; 3. Shock and vibration in planting tools --
Research findings. Part 1. Tree planting task analysis ; Part 2. Biomechanical methods research ; Part 3. Shock and vibration in planting tools --
Implications for future research on occupational health --
Policy and prevention. Prevention implications from the research ; Relevant user groups for the research results --
Dissemination/knowledge transfer --
Appendices. Appendix 1 --
Part 1. Tree planting task analysis ; Appendix 2 --
Part 3. Shock and vibration in planting tools ; Appendix 3 --
Part 3. Shock and vibration in planting tools.
Series Title: Focus on tomorrow.
Responsibility: by: Suzanne Kinney (Part 1), Dr. Doug Weber (Part 2), Dr. James B. Morrison (Part 3), Ernst Stjernberg.
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"Tree planters in British Columbia suffer high rates of musculoskeletal injuries (MSI). Repetitive motion and overexertion claims accounted for 15% of the $5.2 million in claims costs incurred by silvicultural contractors and 22% of the days lost over a 5-year period. Exposure to factors such as repetitive movements, back stress, high physical workload, and inappropriate tool and equipment design create the risk of injury but few studies have been devoted to assessing the MSI risk factors for this occupation. The study reported on here was devised to analyze how planters use their bodies during planting and how they interact with their tools and equipment"--Executive summary.

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