Thomas R Waters

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Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi Two-dimensional biomechanical model for estimating strength of youth and adolescents for manual material handling tasks
    Thomas R Waters
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Applied Research and Technology, 4676 Columbia Parkway, 45226 Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Appl Ergon 41:1-7. 2010
  2. ncbi Introduction to ergonomics for healthcare workers
    Thomas R Waters
    NIOSH, Division of Applied Research and Technology, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 35:185-91. 2010
  3. ncbi Safe patient handling for rehabilitation professionals
    Thomas R Waters
    NIOSH, Division of Applied Research and Technology, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 35:216-22. 2010
  4. doi Trends in work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a comparison of risk factors for symptoms using quality of work life data from the 2002 and 2006 general social survey
    Thomas R Waters
    Division of Applied Research and Technology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 53:1013-24. 2011
  5. doi Efficacy of the revised NIOSH lifting equation to predict risk of low back pain due to manual lifting: expanded cross-sectional analysis
    Thomas R Waters
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 53:1061-7. 2011
  6. ncbi When is it safe to manually lift a patient?
    Thomas R Waters
    Division of Applied Research and Technology at National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Am J Nurs 107:53-8; quiz 59. 2007
  7. ncbi A new framework for evaluating potential risk of back disorders due to whole body vibration and repeated mechanical shock
    Thomas Waters
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, ML C24, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
    Ergonomics 50:379-95. 2007
  8. ncbi Patient handling tasks with high risk for musculoskeletal disorders in critical care
    Thomas R Waters
    Division of Applied Research and Technology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway MS C24, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 19:131-43. 2007
  9. ncbi Lower back disorders among forklift operators: an emerging occupational health problem?
    Thomas Waters
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA
    Am J Ind Med 47:333-40. 2005
  10. doi Investigation of select ergonomic interventions for farm youth. Part 2: wheelbarrows
    Susan E Kotowski
    Department of Environmental Health, Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    J Agromedicine 14:44-57. 2009

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Publications18

  1. doi Two-dimensional biomechanical model for estimating strength of youth and adolescents for manual material handling tasks
    Thomas R Waters
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Division of Applied Research and Technology, 4676 Columbia Parkway, 45226 Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Appl Ergon 41:1-7. 2010
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  2. ncbi Introduction to ergonomics for healthcare workers
    Thomas R Waters
    NIOSH, Division of Applied Research and Technology, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 35:185-91. 2010
    ..The article will also explain technological solutions that can be implemented to reduce the risk of work-related MSDs for healthcare workers...
  3. ncbi Safe patient handling for rehabilitation professionals
    Thomas R Waters
    NIOSH, Division of Applied Research and Technology, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Rehabil Nurs 35:216-22. 2010
    ..Information about patient handling technology that is effective in reducing the risk of work-related MSDs from performing therapeutic patient handling and movement tasks is also presented and discussed in this article...
  4. doi Trends in work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a comparison of risk factors for symptoms using quality of work life data from the 2002 and 2006 general social survey
    Thomas R Waters
    Division of Applied Research and Technology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 53:1013-24. 2011
    ..To assess trends in risk factors for work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)...
  5. doi Efficacy of the revised NIOSH lifting equation to predict risk of low back pain due to manual lifting: expanded cross-sectional analysis
    Thomas R Waters
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 53:1061-7. 2011
    ..To evaluate whether the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation (RNLE) is a valid tool for assessing risk of low back pain (LBP) due to manual lifting by using combined data from two cross-sectional studies of 1-year prevalence...
  6. ncbi When is it safe to manually lift a patient?
    Thomas R Waters
    Division of Applied Research and Technology at National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Am J Nurs 107:53-8; quiz 59. 2007
    ..In general, the revised equation yields a recommended 35-lb. maximum weight limit for use in patient-handling tasks. When weight to be lifted exceeds this limit, assistive devices should be used...
  7. ncbi A new framework for evaluating potential risk of back disorders due to whole body vibration and repeated mechanical shock
    Thomas Waters
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, ML C24, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
    Ergonomics 50:379-95. 2007
    ..In particular, the new ISO 2631-5: International Organization for Standardization 2004 standard for shock exposure assessment should be evaluated with regard to musculoskeletal health effects...
  8. ncbi Patient handling tasks with high risk for musculoskeletal disorders in critical care
    Thomas R Waters
    Division of Applied Research and Technology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 4676 Columbia Parkway MS C24, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 19:131-43. 2007
    ..Studies show that implementing a safe patient handling and movement program that incorporates new technology can pay for itself in a short period of time and provide long-term benefit for health care facilities and nursing staff...
  9. ncbi Lower back disorders among forklift operators: an emerging occupational health problem?
    Thomas Waters
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, USA
    Am J Ind Med 47:333-40. 2005
    ..We review and critically appraise the epidemiological studies conducted on forklift operators in relation to MSDs, such as lower back pain and neck problems...
  10. doi Investigation of select ergonomic interventions for farm youth. Part 2: wheelbarrows
    Susan E Kotowski
    Department of Environmental Health, Low Back Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    J Agromedicine 14:44-57. 2009
    ....
  11. ncbi A cross-sectional study of risk factors for musculoskeletal symptoms in the workplace using data from the General Social Survey (GSS)
    Thomas R Waters
    Division of Applied Research and Technology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 49:172-84. 2007
    ..We investigated several individual, psychosocial, and physical factors for their relationship to these outcome measures...
  12. doi Recommended weight limits for lifting and holding limbs in the orthopaedic practice setting
    Thomas R Waters
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Orthop Nurs 28:S28-32. 2009
    ..Scientific evidence, concepts of ergonomic safety, and safe patient-handling equipment were incorporated into this clinical tool...
  13. doi Clinical guidelines for occupational lifting in pregnancy: evidence summary and provisional recommendations
    Leslie A MacDonald
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 209:80-8. 2013
    ..Provisional clinical guidelines derived from the NIOSH lifting criteria that account for recent evidence for maternal and fetal health are presented and aim to improve the standard of care for pregnant workers. ..
  14. doi Comparison of required operating forces between floor-based and overhead-mounted patient lifting devices
    Martin S Rice
    Department of Occupational Therapy, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA
    Ergonomics 52:112-20. 2009
    ..Additional research is needed to assess these conditions...
  15. doi Investigation of select ergonomic interventions for farm youth. Part 1: shovels
    Susan E Kotowski
    Low Back and Biomechanics and Workplace Stress Laboratory, University of Cincinnati, Department of Environmental Health, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0056, USA
    J Agromedicine 14:33-43. 2009
    ..However, further research is necessary to determine the complete ramifications of this trade-off with respect to the biomechanical load within the low back and on other joints...
  16. doi Development of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses guidance statement on safe patient handling and movement in the orthopaedic setting
    Carol A Sedlak
    Kent State University, College of Nursing, Kent, OH, USA
    Orthop Nurs 28:S2-8. 2009
    ....
  17. ncbi A review of work schedule issues and musculoskeletal disorders with an emphasis on the healthcare sector
    Claire C Caruso
    U S Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health NIOSH, Division of Applied Research and Technology, Cincinnati, OH 45226 1998, USA
    Ind Health 46:523-34. 2008
    ..The review discusses research gaps including methodological issues and suggests research priorities...
  18. ncbi National efforts to identify research issues related to prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders
    Thomas R Waters
    National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Cincinnati, OH 45226, USA
    J Electromyogr Kinesiol 14:7-12. 2004
    ..This paper summarizes the findings of the two groups and compares the two research agendas...