Affiliation: University of British Columbia
- Assessing whole body vibration exposure for use in epidemiological studies of back injuries: measurements, observations and self-reportsJ Village
School of Environmental Health, College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of British Columbia, 3rd Floor, Library Processing Center, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3, Canada
Ergonomics 55:415-24. 2012..70 (0.37). The final three regression models retained only 2 or 3 of the 34 variables (driving speed (<20 km/h and/or 20-40 km/h) and industry and/or vehicle type and explained up to 60% of the variance (R² = 0.26-0.6)...
- Assessing attitudes, beliefs and readiness for musculoskeletal injury prevention in the construction industryJudy Village
School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
Appl Ergon 41:771-8. 2010..This information can be used to target ergonomics interventions in this industry...
- Quantifying tasks, ergonomic exposures and injury rates among school custodial workersJ Village
School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Ergonomics 52:723-34. 2009....
- Evaluation of selected ergonomic assessment tools for use in providing job accommodation for people with inflammatory arthritisJudy Village
University of British Columbia School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Work 31:145-57. 2008..Against these criteria, it appears that there is a lack of appropriate ergonomic assessment tools for use in people with IA...
- Development and evaluation of an observational Back-Exposure Sampling Tool (Back-EST) for work-related back injury risk factorsJ Village
School of Environmental Health, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Graduate Studies, 3rd Floor, Library Processing Center, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z3
Appl Ergon 40:538-44. 2009..9 for >60 degrees flexion, but only 0.11-0.19 for lateral bending and trunk flexion less than 45 degrees . When lower flexion angles were collapsed to include trunk extension, correlations increased to >0.5...
- Electromyography as a measure of peak and cumulative workload in intermediate care and its relationship to musculoskeletal injury: an exploratory ergonomic studyJ Village
School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia UBC, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Appl Ergon 36:609-18. 2005..01). Facilities with low injury rates provided significantly more CAs (p < 0.01) to meet resident needs, and subsequently CAs performed fewer tasks, resulting in less peak and cumulative spinal loading over the day...
- Measuring low back injury risk factors in challenging work environments: an evaluation of cost and feasibilityCatherine Trask
School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 1Z4
Am J Ind Med 50:687-96. 2007..Measuring low back injury risk factors in field research presents challenges not encountered in laboratory environments...
- Workload as a determinant of staff injury in intermediate careMarcy Cohen
Hospital Employees Union, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Int J Occup Environ Health 10:375-83. 2004..The differences in staffing reflected differences in how organizations prioritized and allocated resources. Thus, workload is an important determinant of injuries and increased staffing levels correlate with decreased injuries...
- Injury risk associated with physical demands and school environment characteristics among a cohort of custodial workersMieke Koehoorn
School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Ergonomics 54:767-75. 2011..The findings help schools to target interventions to reduce the physical demands associated with injuries and to design school environments to reduce exposures...
- Back injury trajectories in heavy industries: defining outcomes for epidemiological researchMieke Koehoorn
School of Population and Public Health, School of Environmental Health, College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
J Occup Environ Med 52:908-12. 2010..To propose an incidence definition of back injury for epidemiologic studies using health care contacts...
- How long is long enough? Evaluating sampling durations for low back EMG assessmentCatherine M Trask
University of British Columbia, School of Environmental Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada
J Occup Environ Hyg 5:664-70. 2008..Depending on the purpose of measurement and the detail required, 4 hr or even 2 hr appears to be long enough to reasonably estimate full-shift exposure...
- Measuring posture for epidemiology: comparing inclinometry, observations and self-reportsKay Teschke
School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Ergonomics 52:1067-78. 2009..A combination of inclinometry and observations would be an ideal option to provide both depth and breadth of data on postures and other physical exposures for epidemiological research...
- The Ergonomic Assessment Tool for Arthritis: development and pilot testingCatherine L Backman
University of British Columbia and Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Arthritis Rheum 59:1495-503. 2008..Our objectives were to design and pilot test an ergonomic assessment tool for people with IA and to propose ergonomic modifications to prevent work loss and maintain at-work productivity...
- Work organization and musculoskeletal injuries among a cohort of health care workersMieke Koehoorn
School of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Scand J Work Environ Health 32:285-93. 2006..This study investigated the relationship between work-organization factors (job control, job demands, and workload measures) and the risk of lower-body musculoskeletal injury among health care workers...
- Factors associated with staff injuries in intermediate care facilities in British Columbia, CanadaAnnalee Yassi
Occupational Health and Safety Agency for Healthcare, and Institute of Health Promotion Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Nurs Res 53:87-98. 2004..Large variations in staff injury rates across intermediate care facilities suggest that injuries may be driven by facility-specific work environment factors...