THE USE OF ERGONOMIC ANALYSIS IN MEDICAL CAUSATION CASES: AN AIDE TO SUPPORT OR DEBUNK CLAIMS OF COMPENSABILITY FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS By Vic Zuccarello, OTR/L, C.E.A.S. II, ABDA What is Medical Causation? â€œCausationâ€ refers to an act that produces an effect. In forensics, â€œMedical Causationâ€, is a medical/legal process in which a set of elementsContinue reading
What Tool Is Used To Measure The Grip Force For A Task While On The Job Site Performing Ergo Or Job Analyses?
The answer depends on the type of grip used. And, there is no universally accepted method to do so but here goes. If the grip is for lifting, then measure the tare weight to lift the object from the floor using a force gauge and hook. The force will equate to the amount of gripContinue reading
The Strain Index is very helpful in measuring ergonomic risk of the distal upper extremity. A good website to check out is the following: http://personal.health.usf.edu/tbernard/HollowHills/StrainIndexM12.pdf for the pdf or the following for the excel file http://personal.health.usf.edu/tbernard/HollowHills/StrainIndex22.xls