Baggage handler seniority and musculoskeletal symptoms: is heavy lifting in awkward positions associated with the risk of pain?

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Stine Hvid Bern, Charlotte Brauer, Karina Lauenborg Møller, Henrik Koblauch Baldvinsson, Lau Caspar Thygesen, Erik Bruun Simonsen, Tine Alkjær, Jens Peter Bonde, Sigurd Mikkelsen

Heavy lifting is associated with musculoskeletal disorders but it is unclear whether it is related to acute reversible effects or to chronic effects from cumulated exposure. The aim of this study was to examine whether musculoskeletal symptoms in Danish airport baggage handlers were associated with their seniority as baggage handler, indicating chronic effects from cumulated workload.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere004055
JournalB M J Open
Volume3
Issue number11
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
ISSN2044-6055
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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