Development and Validation of an Ergonomic Survey Instrument among New England Construction Workers

Development and Validation of an Ergonomic Survey Instrument among New England Construction Workers

  • Description:  We are developing and validating an ergonomic survey instrument that assesses worker knowledge, practices, workplace policies, social norms, and attitudes about ergonomics on the jobsite; Once validated we will incorporate the newly developed ergonomic measures into a larger survey instrument that includes standard existing validated measures on musculoskeletal disorders and musculoskeletal pain, workplace specific hazard exposures (e.g., repetitive motions, prolonged postures), specific construction job tasks, health conditions, and worker demographic information.
  • Study Period:  2012-2013
  • Funding:  National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) grant T32 AR055885 (PI: Katz) to the Clinical Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Education and Training (COMET) Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health (Trainee: Caban-Martinez)
  • Research Team:  Alberto Caban-Martinez (PI), and Jack Dennerlein (Faculty Sponsor, PI)