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Lind, C., Forsman, M. & Rose, L. (2019). Development and evaluation of RAMP I – a practitioner’s tool for screening of musculoskeletal disorder 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 – a practitioner’s tool for screening of musculoskeletal disorder 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: 2019-12-12Bibliographically approved
Eliasson, K., Carl, L. & Nyman, T. (2019). Factors influencing ergonomists' use of observation-based risk-assessment tools. Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation, 64(1), 93-106
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Factors influencing ergonomists' use of observation-based risk-assessment tools
2019 (English)In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assessment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 64, no 1, p. 93-106Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

BACKGROUND: Several observation-based risk-assessment tools have been developed in recent decades. Studies reporting their use often focus only on the user, the ergonomist. The influence of context and the attributes of the tools may also affect the use but are factors that are seldom considered. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to explore the process of risk-assessment assignments and to identify factors influencing the use of research-based observation-based risk-assessment tools among Swedish ergonomists, with a background as reg. physiotherapists, employed in Occupational Health Services (OHS). METHODS: A web-based questionnaire (n = 70) was combined with semi-structured interviews (n = 12). RESULTS: There was limited use of several observation-based risk-assessment tools. Furthermore, the results showed that ergonomics risk-assessment assignments are most commonly initiated reactively and that interventions were seldom evaluated. Factors that influence use are related both to the ergonomist and to the attributes of the tools as well as to contextual factors assigned to authorities, and internal organisations both within occupational health service companies and client companies. CONCLUSION: There was a lack of systematic approaches in ergonomics risks assessment and low use and knowledge of risk-assessment tools. This indicates that there is a need to support OHS companies in implementing systematic tools in their practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS PRESS, 2019
Keywords
Ergonomics, occupational health service, musculoskeletal disorders, observation tools, Ottawa model of research use
National Category
Medical Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-261986 (URN)10.3233/WOR-192972 (DOI)000487235000009 ()31450532 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85072551666 (Scopus ID)
Note

QC 20191011

Available from: 2019-10-11 Created: 2019-10-11 Last updated: 2019-10-16Bibliographically approved
Yang, L., Målqvist, I., Alderling, M., Carl, L., Bergman Rentzhog, A. & Forsman, M. (2019). Psychosocial health risk factors and perceived work ability in the home care sector. In: Proceedings of the 2019 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: . Paper presented at the 2019 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Psychosocial health risk factors and perceived work ability in the home care sector
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2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the 2019 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, 2019Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-212175 (URN)
Conference
the 2019 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care
Note

QC 20191107

Available from: 2019-11-05 Created: 2019-11-05 Last updated: 2019-11-07Bibliographically approved
Yang, L., Abtahi, F., Eklund, J., Hanson, L., Lindecrantz, K., Forsman, M. & Carl, L. (2019). Smart workwear system with real-time vibrotactile feedback for improving postural behaviour in industry. In: From research to evidence based sustainable interventions and practices: Book of Abstracts: . Paper presented at the 10th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS) (pp. 160). Bologna, Italy
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Smart workwear system with real-time vibrotactile feedback for improving postural behaviour in industry
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2019 (English)In: From research to evidence based sustainable interventions and practices: Book of Abstracts, Bologna, Italy, 2019, p. 160-Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bologna, Italy: , 2019
National Category
Occupational Health and Environmental Health Medical Ergonomics
Research subject
Technology and Health
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-262052 (URN)
Conference
the 10th International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PREMUS)
Note

QC 20191111

Available from: 2019-10-14 Created: 2019-10-14 Last updated: 2019-11-11Bibliographically 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
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