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Development and evaluation of RAMP I: a practitioner’s tool for screening of musculoskeletal disorder risk factors in manual handling
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Health Systems Engineering, Ergonomics. (Ergonomics)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5979-5504
Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, SWEDEN.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5777-4232
KTH, School of Technology and Health (STH), Health Systems Engineering, Ergonomics. (Ergonomics)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7565-854X
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, ISSN 1080-3548, E-ISSN 2376-9130, p. 1-16Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

RAMP I is a screening tool developed to support practitioners in screening for work-related musculoskeletal disorder risk factors related to manual handling. RAMP I, which is part of the RAMP tool, is based on research-based studies combined with expert group judgments. More than 80 practitioners participated in the development of RAMP I. The tool consists of dichotomous assessment items grouped into seven categories. Acceptable reliability was found for a majority of the assessment items for 15 practitioners who were given 1 h of training. The usability evaluation points to RAMP I being usable 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 tool for practitioners.

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Taylor & Francis, 2017. p. 1-16
Keywords [en]
the RAMP tool, risk assessment, risk management, manual materials handling, checklist, observation, reliability, usability
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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Technology and Health; Production Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-212180DOI: 10.1080/10803548.2017.1364458Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85031500010OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-212180DiVA, id: diva2:1133789
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AFA Insurance, 090168Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2010-1563
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QC 20170817

Available from: 2017-08-16 Created: 2017-08-16 Last updated: 2017-12-19Bibliographically approved

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