勞工體能需求評估 – 以公車駕駛及飯店員工為例

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of Physical Work Demand among Bus Drivers and Hotel Employee

Mei-Wun Tsai, Hsuei-Chen Lee, 賴 皇伶, 陳 秋蓉, Jin-Jong Chen

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Abstract

Understanding physical work demand and work capacity of workers is the basis for preventing occupational injuries and maintaining the productivity of workers. This study used a modified “Physical Work Demand Inventory” to evaluate workers’ motions, repetitiveness and loading. Seventy-two male bus drivers and 35 hotel employee (15 males, 20 females) were included. Exploratory factor analysis was used to extract common factors of the physical work demand. Physical work demands differ significantly from the workers’ jobs. Bus drivers maintain mainly sitting posture at work, with high repetitions of gripping, reaching, touching, stepping, and neck rotation. Hotel employee were classified into four categories: room service, food service, concierge and maintenance, office (including clerks in personnel, finance and reception). Room service workers work in various postures (such as lying, kneeling and climbing), with repetitive throwing motions and heavy carrying. Food service workers experience frequent standing and walking, with forceful grasping, pushing, pulling, and raising repetitively. Concierge and maintenance personnel work in various postures, including standing, walking, lying, kneeling, climbing, trunk flexion, pushing, pulling, and grasping. Moderate exertion for these motions are required in terms of repetitiveness and loading. Compared with above workers, office clerks mainly assume sitting posture and require the least exertion.
Translated title of the contributionEvaluation of Physical Work Demand among Bus Drivers and Hotel Employee
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)409-423
Number of pages15
Journal勞工安全衛生季刊
Volume8
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2000

Keywords

  • Physical work demand
  • Bus drivers
  • Hotel employee

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