Research into the Identification, Causes and Mechanisms of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
Andrews, D.M., Potvin, J.R., Calder, I.C., Cort, J., Agnew, M., Stephens, A. Acceptable peak forces and impulses during manual hose insertions in the automobile industry . In press International Journal of Industrial. Ergonomics. 2007
Krajcarski, S. and Wells, R. (2006). The time history of low back load as a risk factor for reporting low back pain, in preview, Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Science.
Lett, K. and McGill, S.M. (accepted March 2006). Pushing and pulling: Personal mechanics influence spine loads. Ergonomics.
McGill, S.M. (2004) Linking latest knowledge of injury mechanisms and spine function to the prevention of low back disorders. J. Electromyography and Kines., 14(1):43-47.
McGill, S.M., Grenier, S., Bluhm, M., Preuss, R., Brown, S., and Russell, C. (2003). Previous history of LBP with work loss is related to lingering effects in biomechanical physiological, personal, and psychosocial characteristics. Ergonomics, 46(7): 731-746.
McGill, S.M. (2006). Ultimate back fitness and performance, Backfitpro Inc., Waterloo, Canada, 2004. ISBN 0-9736018-0-4 (www.backfitpro.com). Second edition.
McGill, S.M. (2002). Low back disorders: Evidence based prevention and rehabilitation. Champaign, IL, U.S.A.: Human Kinetics Publishers. ISBN 0-7360-4241-5 (Now also printed in Japanese, 2003)
Neumann, W. P. and group, T. S. E. (2006). "Inventory of tools for ergonomics evaluation" Arbetslivsrapport Nr 2006:21. National Institute for Working Life.
Neumann, W. P., Kihlberg, S., Medbo, P., Mathiassen, S. E. and Winkel, J. (2002). A case study evaluating the ergonomic and productivity impacts of partial automation strategies in the electronics industry. International journal of production research, Vol 40 (16), pp. 4059-4075
Norman, R., Wells, R., Neumann, P., Frank, J., Shannon, H. and Kerr, M. A. (1998).Comparison of Peak vs Cumulative Physical Loading Factors for Reported Low Back Pain in the Automobile Industry. Clinical Biomechanics, 13(8): 561-573.
Potvin, J.R., Chiang, J., McKean, C., Stephens, A. A psychophysical study to determine acceptable limits for repetitive hand impact severity during automotive trim installation. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 26:625-637, 2000.
Potvin, J.R. Agnew, M.J., Ver Woert, C. An ergonomic comparison of pneumatic and electrical pistol grip hand tools, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 34:467-478, 2004.
Cort, J.A., Stephens, A., Potvin, J.R. A biomechanical and psychophysical examination of fastener initiations in automotive assembly. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics.36: 837-845. 2006
Potvin, J.R. Calder, I.C., Cort, J.A, Agnew, M.J., Stephens, A. Maximal acceptable forces for manual insertions using a pulp pinch, oblique grasp and finger press. International Journal of Industrial. Ergonomics. 36:779-787, 2006
Ranney, D. A. (1996). The thoracic outlet syndrome: an anatomical redefinition that makes clinical sense. Journal of Clincal Anatomy, 9:50-52.
Ranney, D.A., Wells R. P., Moore, A. (1995). Upper limb musculoskeletal disorders in highly repetitive industries: precise anatomical findings. Ergonomics, 38:1408-1423.
Ranney, D. A. (1993). Work related chronic injuries of the forearm and hand: their specific diagnosis and management. Ergonomics, 36:871-880.
Ranney, D. A, & Wells, R. P. (1988). Lumbrical muscle function as revealed by a new and physiological approach. Anatomical Record, 222: 110-114.
Ranney, D.A., Wells, R.P., & Dowling J (1987). Lumbrical function: the interaction of lumbrical contraction with the elasticity of finger muscles and its effect on metacarpophalangeal equilibrium. Journal of Hand Surgery, 12A: 566-575.
Stevenson, J. M., Weber, C.L. Smith, J.T., Dumas G.A. Albert W.A. (2001) A longitudinal study of low back pain in an industrial population. Spine, 26(12):1370-1377.
Wells, R. P,, & Ranney, D. A. (1986) Lumbrical length changes in finger movement: a new method of study in fresh cadaver hands. Journal of Hand Surgery, 11A: 574-577...Summarized in the 1988 Year Book of Hand Surgery, 263-264.
Research into Assessment Tools and Development of Interventions
Albert, W.J. Stevenson, J.M., Dumas, G.A., and Wheeler, R.W. (1998). Effect of shoulder joint translation on lumbar moments for two-dimensional modelling strategies. Occupational Ergonomics, 1(2), 1-15.
Kazmierczak, K., Neumann, W. P. and Winkel, J. (2007) A case study of serial-flow car disassembly: ergonomics, productivity, and potential system performance. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, Vol 17 (4), pp. 331-351
McGill, S.M., and Kavcic, N. (2005) Transfer of the horizontal patient: The effect of a friction reducing assistive on low back mechanics, Ergonomics, 48(8): 915-929.
Naqvi, S.A., Stobbe T.J., and Stanley C.F. (1993), A Methodology to Assess the Upper Extremity Strength in a Chair Egress Posture. Applied Ergonomics, No. 24, Vol. 2, pp. 125-129.
Naqvi, S.A., Stobbe T.J., and Jaraiedi M. (1994), Prediction of Elderly Seating Comfort from Physical Condition, Chair Type, and Gender. The International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 13, pp. 289-296.
Neumann, W. P. and group, T. S. e. (2006) Inventory of tools for ergonomics evaluation Arbetslivsrapport Nr 2006:21. National Institute for Working Life.
Neumann, W. P. and Dul, J. (2005) WORKSHOP: The Strategy - Ergonomics relationship: Exploring and combining available knowledge to improve performance. In Human aspects of advanced manufacturing: Agility and Hybrid Automation(Ed, Chase, B.) San Diego, USA
Villalta, D.L., Stevenson, J.M., Pearce G.W., Brereton, L.C. (1999). Geometric Correction for a two dimensional link segment model. Occupational Ergonomics, 1, 1-14.
Wells, R. and Greig, M. Characterising human hand prehensile capabilities by force and moment wrench, Ergonomics, 15;44(15):1392-402, 2001.
Wells, R., S-E. Mathiassen, L. Medbo, J. Winkel. (2007). Time - a key issue for musculoskeletal health and manufacturing. Applied Ergonomics, 38(6), 733-744.
Workplace Interventions and Evaluation Research
Abdoli ME, Stevenson JM, Agnew, M. (2006) An on-body personal lift augmentation device (PLAD) reduces EMG amplitude of erector spinae during lifting tasks. Clinical Biomechanics, 21(5), 456-465.
Beech-Hawley L, Wells R, Cole DC, and Worksite Upper Extremity Group. (2004) A Multi-method Approach to Deadlines, Workload and WMSD Risk in Newspaper Workers. Work, 23(1):43-58.
Hicks, G.E., Fritz, J.M., Delitto, A., and McGill, S.M. (2005) Preliminary development of a clinical prediction rule for determining which patients with low back pain will respond to a stabilization exercise program. Arch. Phys. Med. and Rehab., 86(9): 1753-1762.
Lorme, K. and Naqvi, S.A (2003) Comparative Analysis of Low-Back Loading on Chiropractors Utilizing Various Workstation Table Heights and Tasks Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Volume 26, No. 1, pp. 25-33.
Naqvi, S.A.(1994), Study of Forward Sloping Seats for VDT Workstations. Journal of Human Ergology, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 41-49, Japan.
Naqvi, S.A. and Stobbe T.J. (1993), Influence of Chair Features on Ease of Egress. The Journal of Human Movement Studies, Vol. 23, pp. 151-164.
Neumann, W. P. and Winkel, J. (2006) Who is responsible for human factors in engineering design? The Case of Volvo Powertrain. In 3rd CDEN/RCCI International Design Conference on Education, Innovation, and Practice in Engineering Design(Eds, Gauvreau, P., Foster, J. and McCahan, S.) University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, pp. 82-88.
Neumann, W. P., Winkel, J., Medbo, L., Mathiassen, S. E. and Magneberg, R. (2006) Production system design elements influencing productivity and ergonomcis - A case study of parallel and serial flow strategies. International journal of operations & production management, Vol 26 (8), pp. 904-923
Pascual, S and Naqvi S. (2007) An investigation of ergonomic Analysis tools used in Industry in the identification of work-related musculoskeletal disorders Accepted for International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (JOSE).
Rivilis, I., Cole, D.,Frazer, M., Kerr, M., Wells, R., Ibrahim, S., (2006) Evaluation of a Participatory Ergonomic Intervention Aimed at Improving Musculoskeletal Health. American Journal Of Industrial Medicine, 49:801-810.
Stevenson, JM, Bossi L, Bryant, JT, Reid, SA, Pelot RP, Morin, EL. (2004). A suite of objective biomechanical measurement tools for personal load carriage system assessment. Ergonomics, 47(11):1160-1179.
Stevenson, JM, Bryant JT, Reid, SA, Pelot, RP, Morin, EL, Bossi LL. (2004). Development and Assessment of the Canadian personal load carriage system using objective biomechanical measures. Ergonomics, 47(12): 1272-1281.