Appl Ergon 2022 May 21;103:103792. Epub 2022 May 21.
Faculté des sciences de l'activité physique, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada; Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur le bien-être, la santé et l'environnement (CINBIOSE), Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada.
This study aimed at understanding animal research technicians (ART) work activity to identify difficulties encountered by workers and their determinants which may increase musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) risks. The methods for the work activity analysis combined interviews, observations, events and operations chronicles as well as inclinometry. From the work activity analysis of the three main tasks (changing mouse cages, preparation of water bottles and unloading dirty material), difficulties such as awkward postures, heavy load handling, repetitiveness, high workload, supplementary tasks, interruptions and difficult social interactions emerged. Read More