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The Ergonomic Assessment of an Animal Care Facility


  Frequency of injury by years employed at time of injury

Relationship between duration of employment and frequency of injury.

The site manager asked that special attention be directed to the relationship between time employed and injury frequency. There does not appear to be any clear pattern suggesting this (see figure). Soft injuries are those which most often occur through repeated movement over time. This includes injuries such as general back pain and tendonitis. Even when injuries of only this type are graphed over time, no clear pattern emerges. However, when injuries are tabulated against age of employee it appears that, for the kind of work performed at the Animal Care Facility, injuries are more prevalent in the 36-45 year age group (see table and discussion).


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