Table 2

Postures and biomechanical constraints in the study (defined at baseline; self assessed)

*Two categories: repetitively, versus not repetitively or never.
†Two categories: frequently versus infrequently.
‡Not studied for men, fewer than 20 exposed.
§Not studied for women, fewer than 20 exposed.
Tighten with force*
Work with force, other than tighten*
Press with the hand*
Hold in position*
Use of a hand held tool*§
Bending forward†
Working with arms above shoulder level†
Use of vibrating tools: yes (irrespective of frequency) or no‡
Exposure to cold: often or always, versus seldom or never.