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Evidence-based prevention of work-related musculoskeletal injuries in construction industry
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Architecture and Water.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering, Structural and Construction Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5661-5237
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
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2010 (English)In: Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, ISSN 1392-3730, E-ISSN 1822-3605, Vol. 16, no 4, 499-509 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

(WMSDs) among construction workers is considerably higher than those in most other occupations. The aim ofthe study presented in this paper was to contribute to understanding a healthy construction site brought about by the bestpractices implemented by large construction sites to prevent WMSDs. A triangulation method made of interviews, site observationsand studies on company's documents was used to identify the best practices in 13 several construction projects.A range of the best practices both in the pre-construction and construction phases of the projects were identified in six differentareas of the balance of the construction workplace system; however, there seems to be a significant need for goodpractices in the management of a systematic work environment. It is now established that Swedish construction industryhas several best practices to protect work-related musculoskeletal health. However, inadequate worker participation andthe neglect of health and safety issues by designers in the planning process as well as the implications of some remunerationmethods on the production schedule were perceived as detrimental to the musculoskeletal health of construction workers.

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2010. Vol. 16, no 4, 499-509 p.
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Construction Management Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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Construction Engineering and Management; Industrial Work Environment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-10138DOI: 10.3846/jcem.2010.56Local ID: 8e2e2bc0-0755-11e0-b767-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-10138DiVA: diva2:983078
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