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Carl, L., Forsman, M. & Rose, L. (2019). Development and evaluation of RAMP I – apractitioner’s tool for screening of musculoskeletaldisorder risk factors in manual handling. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (JOSE), 25(2), 165-180, Article ID 10.1080/10803548.2017.1364458.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Development and evaluation of RAMP I – apractitioner’s tool for screening of musculoskeletaldisorder risk factors in manual handling
2019 (English)In: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (JOSE), Vol. 25, no 2, p. 165-180, article id 10.1080/10803548.2017.1364458Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

RAMP I is a screening tool developed to support practitioners in screening for work-related musculoskeletal disorder riskfactors related to manual handling. RAMP I, which is part of the RAMP tool, is based on research-based studies combinedwith expert group judgments. More than 80 practitioners participated in the development of RAMP I. The tool consistsof dichotomous assessment items grouped into seven categories. Acceptable reliability was found for a majority of theassessment items for 15 practitioners who were given 1 h of training. The usability evaluation points to RAMP I beingusable for screening for musculoskeletal disorder risk factors, i.e., usable for assessing risks, being usable as a decision base,having clear results and that the time needed for an assessment is acceptable. It is concluded that RAMP I is a usable toolfor practitioners.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
RAMP tool; risk assessment; risk management; manual materials handling; checklist; observation; reliability; usability
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-248972 (URN)10.1080/10803548.2017.1364458 (DOI)000458374800001 ()2-s2.0-85031500010 (Scopus ID)
Funder
AFA Insurance, 090168Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2010-1563
Note

QC 20190514

Available from: 2019-04-10 Created: 2019-04-10 Last updated: 2019-05-14Bibliographically approved
Rose, L. M. & Lind, C. (2017). User Manual for the Risk Management Tool RAMP©   – Risk Assessment and Management tool for manual handling Proactively –. Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>User Manual for the Risk Management Tool RAMP©   – Risk Assessment and Management tool for manual handling Proactively –
2017 (English)Other (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2017. p. 91
Keywords
User manual, risk management tool
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-220681 (URN)
Projects
RAMP
Funder
AFA Insurance, Dnr 090168
Note

QC 20180104

Nåbar via hemsidan ramp.proj.kth.se

Available from: 2017-12-29 Created: 2017-12-29 Last updated: 2018-01-04Bibliographically approved
Lind, C. (2016). An OHS practitioner tool for improving pushing and pulling operations. In: Preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders in a global economy - Book of Abstracts: . Paper presented at Ninth International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS) (pp. 138-138).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An OHS practitioner tool for improving pushing and pulling operations
2016 (English)In: Preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders in a global economy - Book of Abstracts, 2016, p. 138-138Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-190043 (URN)978-0-9699726-7-9 (ISBN)
Conference
Ninth International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS)
Funder
AFA Insurance, 090168
Note

QC 20160809

Available from: 2016-08-01 Created: 2016-08-01 Last updated: 2016-08-09Bibliographically approved
Lind, C. & Rose, L. (2016). Facilitating improvement measures in manual handling using the RAMP-tool. In: Preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders in a global economy - Book of Abstracts: . Paper presented at Ninth International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS) (pp. 137-137).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Facilitating improvement measures in manual handling using the RAMP-tool
2016 (English)In: Preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders in a global economy - Book of Abstracts, 2016, p. 137-137Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
Risk assessment, risk reduction, manual handling, ergonomics
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-190044 (URN)978-0-9699726-7-9 (ISBN)
Conference
Ninth International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS)
Funder
AFA Insurance, 090168
Note

QC 20160809

Available from: 2016-08-01 Created: 2016-08-01 Last updated: 2016-11-10Bibliographically approved
Forsman, M., Yang, L. & Lind, C. (2016). Practical objective measurements for sedentary time and body postures using Excel and iOS. In: Preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders in a global economy: Book of Abstracts. Paper presented at Ninth International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS) (pp. 61-61).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Practical objective measurements for sedentary time and body postures using Excel and iOS
2016 (English)In: Preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders in a global economy: Book of Abstracts, 2016, p. 61-61Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-190045 (URN)
Conference
Ninth International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS)
Note

QC 20160809

Available from: 2016-08-01 Created: 2016-08-01 Last updated: 2016-08-09Bibliographically approved
Lind, C. & Rose, L. (2016). Shifting to proactive risk management: Risk communication using the RAMP tool. Agronomy Research, 14(2), 513-524
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Shifting to proactive risk management: Risk communication using the RAMP tool
2016 (English)In: Agronomy Research, ISSN 1406-894X, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 513-524Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Ergonomic risk factors are major contributors to work-related musculoskeletaldisorders and quality deficiencies in the manufacturing industry. Due to lack of tools or systemsthat can support a systematic risk management of these production and health related factors, anew risk management tool (RAMP) was developed. In this paper, the risk communication system(the Results module) of this tool is presented along with a description of its development. Anexample of how it can be used, based on assessments performed in industry, is given. Anevaluation of its usability, which included twenty practitioners active in the industry, givessupport to the notion that the system is usable both for risk communication and as a decision base.

Keywords
Risk assessment, risk reduction, manual handling, ergonomics.
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-190042 (URN)2-s2.0-84969962346 (Scopus ID)
Funder
AFA Insurance, 090168
Note

QC 20160809

Available from: 2016-08-01 Created: 2016-08-01 Last updated: 2017-05-10Bibliographically approved
Lind, C., Eklund, J. & Rose, L. (2015). A practitioner model for assessing manual lifting and lowering operations: included in the RAMP tool. In: The 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association: . Paper presented at The Proceedings of the 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association. Melbourne, 9-14 August. 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A practitioner model for assessing manual lifting and lowering operations: included in the RAMP tool
2015 (English)In: The 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

A recently developed model intended to be used by practitioners and ergonomists in themanufacturing and logistics industry for assessment of physical ergonomic risks related to manuallifting and lowering operations is presented. The model is constructed using the revised NIOSH liftingequation (RNLE) as a basis, but it has been modified to enhance its usability, regarding (1)simplifications of the existing factors in the RNLE, (2) adding new factors and (3) a more conservativejudgment of lifts performed at low and high vertical heights. In addition, a survey regarding theusability of the new lifting model including twenty-two ergonomists/physiotherapists is presented,

Abstract [en]

Practitioner Summary: This paper presents a lifting model intended to be used by practitioners andergonomists to assess manual lifting and lowering operations. The model is based on the revisedNIOSH lifting equation and has been modified in order to enhance its usability.

Keywords
Risk assessment, Risk management, Manual Handling, Lifting, RAMP
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-178747 (URN)
Conference
The Proceedings of the 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association. Melbourne, 9-14 August. 2015
Note

QC 20160113

Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-12-08 Last updated: 2016-11-10Bibliographically approved
Lind, C. & Forsman, M. (2015). Accuracy of a posture measurement system for practitioners. In: Fostervild, K.I., Johnsen, S.Å., Rydstedt, L., WAtten, R.G. (Ed.), The 47th International the Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference.: Creating Sustainable work-environments. Paper presented at The 47th International the Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference, NES2015, in Lillehammer, Norway, November 1-4th, 2015..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Accuracy of a posture measurement system for practitioners
2015 (English)In: The 47th International the Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference.: Creating Sustainable work-environments / [ed] Fostervild, K.I., Johnsen, S.Å., Rydstedt, L., WAtten, R.G., 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents an evaluation of a feasible inclinometer system, for measurement of static and dynamic body postures, which can be used by practitioners. The system, an inclinometer based on a triaxial USB-accelerometer and an analysis program (Excel Macro), was compared with measurements obtained with a gold standard, i.e. an optical 3D motion capture system. The angles obtained with the inclinometer, had a high correlation with the corresponding angles of the optical motion capture system, for static upper arm postures above 0.997 for both abduction and flexion. At fast arm movements, the absolute difference in angles between the two systems was low, 4.1°, 5.4° and 3.6° at the 10th, 50th and 90th percentile respectively. This study indicates that this feasible and inexpensive ($140) inclinometer system (USB-accelerometer and Excel Macro), can be used to obtain upper arm inclination data of quality comparable to that of many research studies where direct measurements have been used.

Keywords
Movements, direct measurements, inclinometer, accelerometer, observation, arm elevation
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-178773 (URN)
Conference
The 47th International the Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference, NES2015, in Lillehammer, Norway, November 1-4th, 2015.
Note

QC 20160113

Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-12-08 Last updated: 2016-11-10Bibliographically approved
Eliasson, K., Lind, C. & Nyman, T. (2015). Facilitators for the implementation of ergonomic interventions. In: Fostervild, K.I., Johnsen, S.Å., Rydstedt, L., Watten, R.G. (Ed.), The 47th International the Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference: Creating Sustainable work-environments. Paper presented at The 47th International the Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference, NES2015, in Lillehammer, Norway, November 1-4th, 2015..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Facilitators for the implementation of ergonomic interventions
2015 (English)In: The 47th International the Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference: Creating Sustainable work-environments / [ed] Fostervild, K.I., Johnsen, S.Å., Rydstedt, L., Watten, R.G., 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Ergonomic interventions have often been studied with focus on the client company in which the intervention has been implemented and not from the perspective of the Occupational Health Service (OHS) company providing the expertise knowledge. The aim of the study was to explore factors within OHS companies which facilitate ergonomic interventions. Semi-structured interviews with twelve ergonomists employed at eight different OHS-companies in Sweden, were performed. Five main facilitators were identified as important for ergonomic interventions; having close relationships with the client, clients’ awareness of the wide-ranging competence of the ergonomist, utilization of standardized methods, specialization/industry knowledge and internal knowledge sharing.

Keywords
Occupational Health Services, Ergonomic interventions, Interviews, Qualitative analysis
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-178776 (URN)
Conference
The 47th International the Nordic Ergonomics Society Conference, NES2015, in Lillehammer, Norway, November 1-4th, 2015.
Note

QC 20151216

Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-12-08 Last updated: 2017-01-26Bibliographically approved
Rose, L. & Lind, C. (2015). Introducing RAMP: A Risk Assessment and Management tool for manual handling Proactively. In: The 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association: . Paper presented at The 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association. Melbourne, 9-14 August, 2015..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introducing RAMP: A Risk Assessment and Management tool for manual handling Proactively
2015 (English)In: The 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Keywords
Risk management, method, WMSD, manual handling, RAMP
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-178748 (URN)
Conference
The 19th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association. Melbourne, 9-14 August, 2015.
Note

QC 20160125

Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-12-08 Last updated: 2016-12-22Bibliographically approved
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