This article evaluates the correlation between injury occurrence, step test estimated maximal aerobic capacity (V02max), and body composition in a high-frequency manual materials handling task.
The study used 212 highly trained male manual material handlers working for a major materials handling company.
Three locations across the United States (western, midwestern, and southeastern) were chosen based on similarity of size and function.
An estimated maximal aerobic capacity was obtained for each participant using a submaximal bench step protocol.
Also, a percentage body fat estimation was randomly obtained for approximately 25% of the participants.
The correlation between injury occurrences, absolute V02max, relative V02max, and percentage body fat were analyzed.
Also, the relationship between both V02max estimations and percentage body fat was analyzed.
Finally, the correlation between location, V02max, and percentage body fat was studied.
Results indicated no significant difference between absolute V02max, injury, or percentage body fat.
Relative V02max suggested a significant relationship with injury occurrences and body composition.
Body composition also indicated a significant correlation with injury occurrences.
Finally, location played a significant factor in injury occurrence, step test estimated V02max, and estimated body composition. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Activité manuelle, Manutention, Matériel manutention, Traumatisme, Muscle strié, Exposition professionnelle, Aptitude physique, Consommation oxygène maximum, Composition corporelle, Activité professionnelle, Médecine travail, Système ostéoarticulaire pathologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Manual activity, Handling, Handling equipment, Trauma, Striated muscle, Occupational exposure, Physical fitness, Maximum oxygen consumption, Body composition, Professional activity, Occupational medicine, Diseases of the osteoarticular system, Human
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Cote : 98-0131949
Code Inist : 002B16H. Création : 22/06/1998.