Stephen Bao

Summary

Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders at workplaces in the People's Republic of China
    S Bao
    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA, USA
    Int J Occup Saf Ergon 6:557-74. 2000
  2. ncbi request reprint Estimation of hand force in ergonomic job evaluations
    Stephen Bao
    SHARP Program, Department of Labor and Industries, P O Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504, USA
    Ergonomics 48:288-301. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Quantifying repetitive hand activity for epidemiological research on musculoskeletal disorders--part II: comparison of different methods of measuring force level and repetitiveness
    S Bao
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, P O Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504, USA
    Ergonomics 49:381-92. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Evaluation of an ergonomics intervention among Nicaraguan coffee harvesting workers
    Stephen Bao
    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA 98504 4330, USA
    Ergonomics 56:166-81. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Comparison of two different methods for performing combination analysis of force and posture risk factors in an epidemiological study
    Stephen Bao
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 37:512-24. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Inter-observer reliability of forceful exertion analysis based on video-recordings
    S Bao
    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, USA
    Ergonomics 53:1129-39. 2010
  7. ncbi request reprint Interrater reliability of posture observations
    Stephen Bao
    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, SHARP Program, P O Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504 4330, USA
    Hum Factors 51:292-309. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Application of the Strain Index in multiple task jobs
    Stephen Bao
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA 98504, USA
    Appl Ergon 40:56-68. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Two posture analysis approaches and their application in a modified rapid upper limb assessment evaluation
    S Bao
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, P O Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504, USA
    Ergonomics 50:2118-36. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Quantifying repetitive hand activity for epidemiological research on musculoskeletal disorders--part I: individual exposure assessment
    S Bao
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, P O Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504, USA
    Ergonomics 49:361-80. 2006

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders at workplaces in the People's Republic of China
    S Bao
    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA, USA
    Int J Occup Saf Ergon 6:557-74. 2000
    ..However, the nature of assembly seemed also to influence the prevalence rate. Workers at a cassette recorder and a TV set assembly plant appeared to have more neck complaints compared with a group of thermos flask assemblers...
  2. ncbi request reprint Estimation of hand force in ergonomic job evaluations
    Stephen Bao
    SHARP Program, Department of Labor and Industries, P O Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504, USA
    Ergonomics 48:288-301. 2005
    ..Instructions to the subjects about force matching estimation were important to the accuracy and consistency of the estimated forces. Estimation in force matching might depend on perceptions of several major muscle activities...
  3. ncbi request reprint Quantifying repetitive hand activity for epidemiological research on musculoskeletal disorders--part II: comparison of different methods of measuring force level and repetitiveness
    S Bao
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, P O Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504, USA
    Ergonomics 49:381-92. 2006
    ..The Strain Index method identified more 'hazardous' jobs than the ACGIH HAL method. Overall, the between-methods agreements were found to be moderate to substantial...
  4. doi request reprint Evaluation of an ergonomics intervention among Nicaraguan coffee harvesting workers
    Stephen Bao
    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA 98504 4330, USA
    Ergonomics 56:166-81. 2013
    ..This information can be used in the modification of the bag in the next design. Key players in the process have been identified...
  5. doi request reprint Comparison of two different methods for performing combination analysis of force and posture risk factors in an epidemiological study
    Stephen Bao
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 37:512-24. 2011
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  6. doi request reprint Inter-observer reliability of forceful exertion analysis based on video-recordings
    S Bao
    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, USA
    Ergonomics 53:1129-39. 2010
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  7. ncbi request reprint Interrater reliability of posture observations
    Stephen Bao
    Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, SHARP Program, P O Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504 4330, USA
    Hum Factors 51:292-309. 2009
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Application of the Strain Index in multiple task jobs
    Stephen Bao
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, WA 98504, USA
    Appl Ergon 40:56-68. 2009
    ..Some SI computation methods may tend to over-estimate job risk levels, while others may tend to under-estimate job risk levels, due to different ways used in obtaining the various SI parameters and computations...
  9. ncbi request reprint Two posture analysis approaches and their application in a modified rapid upper limb assessment evaluation
    S Bao
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, P O Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504, USA
    Ergonomics 50:2118-36. 2007
    ..The event-based method is easy to use and may suit practitioners better, while the time-based method adds more information to the measurement and may suit users who want more detailed information about posture exposure...
  10. ncbi request reprint Quantifying repetitive hand activity for epidemiological research on musculoskeletal disorders--part I: individual exposure assessment
    S Bao
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, P O Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504, USA
    Ergonomics 49:361-80. 2006
    ..These interactions may vary between exposure parameters...
  11. ncbi request reprint Gender adjustment or stratification in discerning upper extremity musculoskeletal disorder risk?
    Barbara Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, Washington, United States
    Scand J Work Environ Health 35:113-26. 2009
    ..The aim was to explore whether "adjustment" for gender masks important exposure differences between men and women in a study of rotator cuff syndrome (RCS) and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and work exposures...
  12. ncbi request reprint The natural course of carpal tunnel syndrome in a working population
    Barbara A Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 36:384-93. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to assess prevalence, incidence, and persistence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and associated symptoms over a one-year period in a working population...
  13. doi request reprint Reliability and validity assessment of the hand activity level threshold limit value and strain index using expert ratings of mono-task jobs
    Peregrin Spielholz
    SHARP Program, Washington Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington 98504, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 5:250-7. 2008
    ..59, CI 1.01-2.49) were associated with disorders in the nondominant hand. These findings show moderate to good inter-rater agreement and significant relationships to health outcomes for the identified measures...
  14. doi request reprint Quantitative exposure-response relations between physical workload and prevalence of lateral epicondylitis in a working population
    Z Joyce Fan
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:479-90. 2009
    ..Lateral epicondylitis is a common work-related musculoskeletal disorder. The objective of this study was to identify risk factors associated with lateral epicondylitis among active workers...
  15. doi request reprint Psychosocial factors and shoulder symptom development among workers
    Caroline K Smith
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia, Washington, USA
    Am J Ind Med 52:57-68. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between the psychosocial concepts of the demand-control model and the incidence of shoulder symptoms in a working population...
  16. ncbi request reprint Natural course of nontraumatic rotator cuff tendinitis and shoulder symptoms in a working population
    Barbara A Silverstein
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, Washington 98504 4330, USA
    Scand J Work Environ Health 32:99-108. 2006
    ..This study assessed the prevalence, incidence, and persistence of nontraumatic rotator cuff tendinitis and shoulder symptoms over a 1-year period in a working population and the predictive value of symptoms and physical findings...
  17. ncbi request reprint A practical method for ergonomic and usability evaluation of hand tools: a comparison of three random orbital sander configurations
    P Spielholz
    Washington State Department of Labor and Induistries, Olympia, USA
    Appl Occup Environ Hyg 16:1043-8. 2001
    ..The results of this tool assessment highlight the need for objective information in tool and equipment design decisions...
  18. doi request reprint Categorizing job physical exposures using simple methods
    Stephen Bao
    Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA, USA
    Work 41:3945-7. 2012
    ..These were augmented with injured worker interviews to "put the meet on the bones" in characterizing risk. These risk assessments are conducted in all industry sectors...