The role of epidemiological studies in ergonomics research


Journal Article

The role of epidemiology studies in ergonomics research was discussed. Epidemiology is a set of established and developing methodologies approaches for understanding injury and illness causation and prevention in human populations. It was demonstrated that ergonomics improvements were effective and efficient in preventing the occurence of musculoskeletal disorders. A series of challenges for injury epidemiology were presented in the context of the assessment of exposures relevant to back injuries among construction workers.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sorock, GS; Fathallah, FA; Burdorf, A; Lipscomb, HJ; Collins, JW; Reeve, GR

Published Date

  • December 1, 2000

Published In

  • Proceedings of the Xivth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, 'Ergonomics for the New Millennium'

Start / End Page

  • 545 - 547

Citation Source

  • Scopus