Extra-Mural Activities

 Extramural Program Publications 1994 – 2005

The institute left a significant footprint on the international stage of the scientific effort to reduce the burden of occupational injury – sharing its findings through published research:

1994

  1. Brogmus, G.E., Webster, B.S., and Sorock, G.S., “Recent Trends in Cumulative Trauma Disorders of the Upper Extremities in the United states,” Proceedings of the 12th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Vol. 2, Toronto, pp. 214-216, 1994
  2. Smits, M.P. “The Boston Elbow: A Cybernetic Approach,” Proceedings of the 12th International Ergonomics Conference, Toronto, pp. 170-172, 1994
  3. Snook, S.H. “Psychophysical Assessments of Material Handling Efforts,” Proceedings of the 12th International Ergonomics Conference, Toronto, pp. 274-276, 1994

1995

  1. Leamon, T.B., “The Validity of Ergonomic Design of Hand Tools to Reduce the Incidence of Upper Extremity Cumulative Trauma Disorders,” Proceedings From 1995 ABERGO Conference, Rio De Janeiro, 1995

1996

  1. Dempsey, P.B. and Ayoub, M.M., “The Roles of Epidemiology in Manual Materials Handling Research,” Proceedings of the Fourth Pan Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 660-663, 1996
  2. Dempsey, P.B. Ayoub, M.M., and Westfall, P.H., “Evaluation and Comparison of Static and Dynamic Predictors of Lifting Capacity,” Proceedings of the Fourth Pan Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 360-363, 1996
  3. Hsiang, S., McGorry, R., and Bezverkhny, I., “Mechanisms of Industrial Back Belts,” Proceedings of the Fourth Pan Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 6550-658, 1996
  4. Leamon, T.B., “A Comprehensive Ergonomic Workplace Evaluation,” Proceedings of the Fourth Pan Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics, Taipei, Taiwan, p. 53, 1996
  5. Leamon, T.B., “Low Back Pain and Low Back Pain Disability,” Proceedings of the Fourth Pan Pacific Conference on Occupational Ergonomics, Taipei, Taiwan, p. 659, 1996
  6. Murphy, P.L. and Leamon, T.B., “The Control of Accidents in Construction Industry Workplaces,” Proceedings of the XIVth World Congress on Occupational Health and Safety, Madrid, Spain, 1996
  7. Murphy, P.L. and Leamon, T.B., “Risks Inside Chemical Installations,” Proceedings of the XIVth World Congress on Occupational Health and Safety, Madrid, Spain, 1996

1997

  1. Atlas, S.J. and Volinn, E., “Classics from the spine literature revisited: a randomized trial of 2 versus 7 days of recommended bed rest for acute low back pain,” Spine, Vol. 22, pp. 2331-7, 1997
  2. Burdorf, A. and G. Sorock, Positive and negative evidence of risk factors for back disorders. Scand J Work Environ Health, 1997. 23(4): p. 243-56.
  3. Burdorf, A., Rossignol, M., Fathallah, F.A., Snook, S.H., and Herrick, R.F., “Challenges in assessing risk factors in epidemiologic studies on back disorders,” American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 32, pp. 142-52, 1997
  4. Burdorf, A., Sorock, G.S., Herrick, R.F., and Courtney, T.K., “Advancing epidemiologic studies of occupational injury–approaches and future directions,” American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 32, pp. 180-3, 1997
  5. Chang, W.R. and Leamon, T.B., “The Effect of Surface Roughness on Measurement of Slip Resistance,” Proceedings of the 13th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Tampere, Finland, Vol. 3, pp. 365-367, 1997
  6. Courtney, T.K., Burdorf, A., Sorock, G.S., and Herrick, R.F., “Methodological challenges to the study of occupational injury–an international epidemiology workshop,” American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 32, pp. 103-5, 1997
  7. Dempsey, P.G., A. Burdorf, “The Study of Work-Related Low-Back Disorders in Industry: Opportunities and Pitfalls,” Proceedings of the Annual International Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Washington C., pp. 267-270, 1997
  8. Dempsey, P.G., Burdorf, A., and Webster, B.S., “The influence of personal variables on work-related low-back disorders and implications for future research,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 39, pp. 748-59, 1997
  9. Fathallah, F.A. and Burdorf, A, “Exposure Assessment Methods of Occupational Low Back Disorders Risk Factors,” Proceedings of the 13th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Tampere, Finland, Vol. 3, pp. 365-367, 1997
  10. Hagberg, M., Christiani, D., Courtney, T.K., Halperin, W., Leamon, T.B., and Smith, T.J., “Conceptual and definitional issues in occupational injury epidemiology,” American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 32, pp. 106-15, 1997
  11. Hsiang, S.M. and McGorry, R.W., “Dynamic Lifting Strategies for Controlling the Motion Patterns of the Load,” Proceedings of the VIth of the International Symposium on Computer Simulation Biomechanics, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 21-24, 1997
  12. Kraus, J.F., Gardner, L., Collins, J., Sorock, G., and Volinn, E., “Design factors in epidemiologic cohort studies of work-related low back injury or pain,” American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 32, pp. 153-63, 1997
  13. Leamon, T.B., “Integration of Human Machine Analysis through Intraweb Technology,” Proceedings of the 13th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Tampere, Finland, Vol. 4, pp. 339-340,1997
  14. Leamon, T.B., “Research to Reality of Workplace Injuries,” Proceedings of From Research to Reality-Improving Workplace Safety and Health in China, Shanghai, China, pp. 1-3, 1997
  15. MacDonald, M.J., Sorock, G.S., Volinn, E., Hashemi, L., Clancy, E.A., and Webster, B., “A descriptive study of recurrent low back pain claims,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 39, pp. 35-43, 1997
  16. McMullin, D.L., Hampel, G.A., Hanson, W., Cochran, D.J., and Hallbeck M.S., “Vibration Transmission in Cold Ambient Temperatures,” Proceedings of the 13th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, Tampere, Finland, Vol. 2, pp. 557-559, 1997
  17. Mittleman, M.A., Maldonado, G., Gerberich, S.G., Smith, G.S., and Sorock, G.S., “Alternative approaches to analytical designs in occupational injury epidemiology,” American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 32, pp. 129-41, 1997
  18. Smits, M.P., “Boston Elbow With Limited Variable Joint Stiffness,” Proceedings of the 1997 MyoElectric Controls Conference, New Brunswick, Canada, pp. 34-35, 1997
  19. Smits, M.P., “Myoelectrode Lift-Off Detection,” Proceedings of the 1997 MyoElectric Controls Conference, New Brunswick, Canada, pp. 34-35, 1997
  20. Sorock, G.S., Smith, G.S., Reeve, G.R., Dement, J., Stout, N., Layne, L., and Pastula, S.T., “Three perspectives on work-related injury surveillance systems,” American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 32, pp. 116-28, 1997

1998

  1. Clancy, E.A., “EMG Amplitude Estimation During Dynamic Contractions,” International Society for electrophysiology and Kinesiology Congress, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, pp. 84-85, 1998
  2. Dempsey, P.B., McGorry, R.W., Cotnam, J.P., and Bezverkhny, I., “Exposure Assessment of Ice Cream Scooping Tasks,” Contemporary Ergonomics 1998, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Ergonomics Society, Cirencester England, pp. 503-507, 1998
  3. Hsiang, S.M., Jiang, P., and Polcyn A.F., “Gait, Load Carrying and Reliability,” Proceedings of Ergonomics for Global Quality and Productivity Conference, Hong Kong, pp. 318-322, 1998
  4. Tacci, J.A., Webster, B.S., Hashemi, L., and Christiani, D.C., “healthcare Utilization and Referral Patterns in the Initial Management of New Onset, Uncomplicated, Low Back Workers Compensation Claims, “ Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 40, No.11, pp. 958-963, 1998
  5. Wogalter, M.S., Hancock, P.A. and Dempsey, P.G., “On the Description and Definition of Human Factors/Ergonomics” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 42nd Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, pp. 671-574, 1998
  6. Young, S.L., and Wogalter, M.S., “Relative Importance of Different Verbal Components in Conveying Hazard Level Information in Warnings,” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 42nd Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, pp. 1063-1067, 1998

1999

  1. Bateson, T., Sorock, G.S., and Mittleman, M., 1999. “Computer Simulation Analysis of Study Power in the Case-Crossover Design,” American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 149, No. 1, p. s16, 1999
  2. Featherstone, K.A., Bloomfield, J.R., Lang, A.J., Miller-Meeks, M.J., Woodworth, G., and Steinert, R.F., “Driving Simulation Study Comparing Bilateral Array Multifocal Versus Bilateral Monofocal Intraocular Lens Subjects,” Journal of Cataract Refraction Surgery, Vol. 25, pp. 1254-1262, 1999
  3. Grönqvist, R., Hirvonen, M., and Tohv, A., 1999, “Evaluation of Three Portable Floor Slipperiness Testers,” International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 85-95, 1999
  4. Leamon, T.B., 1999, “Losses in the Workplace – A New Challenge for Ergonomics,” Proceedings of the Ninth Conerence of the New Zealand Ergononics Society, Christchurch, New Zealand, pp. 31- 34, 1999
  5. Leamon, T.B., 1999, “The Contribution of Corporate Funded Research in Occupational Safety to the Global Improvement of Workplace Safety,” Proceedings of XVth World Congress on Occupational Safety and Health, San Paulo, Brazil, p. 260, 1999.
  6. Leamon, T.B., 1999, “The Scope of Workplace Losses in the United States and the Roles of Research,” China SafeWork Forum, Chongqing, China, pp. 36-37, 1999.
  7. Sorock, G.S., Lombardi, D., Eisen, E., Hauser, R., Herrick, R., and Mittleman, M., 1999. “A Case-Crossover Pilot Study of Occupational Hand Injuries,” American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 149, No. 1, p. s13, 1999.
  8. Tacci, J.A., Webster, B.S., Hashemi, L., and Christiani, C., 1999. “Clinical Practices in the Management of New-Onset, Uncomplicated, Low Back, Workers Compensation Disability Claims,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 41, No. 5, pp. 397-404, 1999.
  9. Wogalter, M.S. and Young, S.L., “Using a Hybrid Communication/Human Information Processing Model to Evaluate Beverage Alcohol Warning Effectiveness,” Applied Behavioral Science Review, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 17-37, 1999
  10. Wogalter, M.S., Young, S.L., Brelsford, J.W., and Barlow, T., “The Relative Contribution of Injury Severity and Likelihood Information on Hazard-Risk Judgments and Warning Compliance,” Journal of Safety Research, Vol. 30, No., 3, pp. 151-162, 1999

2000

  1. Dempsey, P.G., “Implications of Exposure Assessment of Manual Materials Handling at the Task Level,” Proceedings of Erfurt Tage 1999 – Prevention of Occupational Health Hazards, Erfurt, Germany, pp. 81-88, 2000.
  2. Dempsey, P.G., “Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Load at the Workplace,” Proceedings of the Ninth Symposium of the Dutch Occupational Hygiene Society: Occupational Hygiene, Science and Practice, Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp. 29-34, 2000.
  3. Dempsey, P.G., Sorock, G.S., Cotnam, J.P., Ayoub, M.M., Westfall, P.H., Maynard, W.S., Fathallah, F.A., and O’Brien, N.V., “Field Evaluation of the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation,” Pro- ceedings of the 44th Annual International Ergonomics Association/Human Factors Ergonomics Society 2000 Congress, San Diego, CA, 5, pp. 37-40, 2000.
  4. Dempsey, P.G., Wogalter, M.S., and Hancock, P.A., “What’s in a Name? Using Terms from Definitions to Examine the Fundamental Foundation of Human Factors and Ergonomics Science,” Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science 2000, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 3-10, 2000.
  5. Grönqvist, R., Chang, W.R., Hirvonen, M., Rajamaki, E., and Tohv, A., “Validity and Reliability of Transitional Floor Friction Test: The Effect of Normal Load and Sliding Velocity,” Proceedings of the 44th Annual International Ergonomics Association/Human Factors Ergonomics Society 2000 Congress, San Diego, CA, Vol. 4, pp. 502-505, 2000.
  6. Jin, K., Sorock, G.S., Courtney, T.K., Liang, Y., Yoa, Z., Matz, S., and Ge, L., “Risk Factors for Work-Related Low Back Pain in the People’s Republic of China,” International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 26-33, 2000.
  7. Leamon, T.B., “The Increasing Importance of International Partnerships to Provide Global  Prevention Services,” Eighth International Colloquium of the ISSA Section Machine Safety Conference 2000:  Future – Work – Prevention – What Can Risk Management  Contribute?, Mannheim, Germany,  244-251, 2000.
  8. Mahmud, M.A., Webster, B.S., Courtney, T.K., Matz, S., Tacci, J.A., and Christiani, C., “Clinical Management and the Duration of Disability for Work-Related Low Back Pain,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 42, No. 12, pp. 1178-1187, 2000.
  9. Pransky, G.S., Benjamin, K.L., Hill-Fotouhi, C., Himmelstein, J., Fletcher, K.E., Katz, J.N., and Johnson, W.G., “Outcomes in Work-Related Upper Extremity and Low Back Injuries: Results of a Retrospective Study,” American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 37, 400-409, 2000.
  10. Ray, P.S., Batson, R.G., Weems, W.H., Wan, Q., Sorock, G.S., Matz, S., and Cotnam, J.P., “Impact of Maintenance Function on Plant Safety,” Professional Safety, August, pp. 45-48, 2000.
  11. Sorock, G.S., Burdorf, A., Collins, J.W., Fathallah, F.A., Lipscomb, H.J., and Reeve, G.R., “The Role of Epidemiological Studies in Ergonomics Research,” Proceedings of the 44th Annual International Ergonomics Association/Human Factors Ergonomics Society 2000 Congress, San Diego, CA, Vol. 5, pp. 545-547, 2000.
  12. Sorock, G.S., Lombardi, D.A., Hauser, R.B., Eisen, E.A., Herrick, R.F., and Mittleman, M.A., “Application of the Case-Crossover Design to the Study of Occupational Acute Traumatic Hand Injury,” Proceedings of the 44th Annual International Ergonomics Association/Human Factors Ergonomics Society 2000 Congress, San Diego, CA, Vol. 4, pp. 310-312, 2000.
  13. Xia, Z., Courtney, T.K., Sorock, G.S., Zhu, J., Fu, H., Liang, Y., and Christiani, D.C., “Fatal Occupational Injuries in a New Development Area in the People’s Republic of China,” Journal  of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 42, No. 9,  917-922, 2000.
  14. Xia, Z., Sorock, G.S., Zhu, J., Courtney, T.K., Fu, H. , Liang, Y., and Christiani, D.C., “Fatal Occupational Injuries in the Construction Industry of a New Development Area in East China 1991 to 1997,” American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal, Vol. 61, pp. 733-737, 2000.
  15. Young, S.L. and Wogalter, M.S., “Predictors of Pictorial Symbol Comprehension,” Proceedings of the 44th Annual International Ergonomics Association/Human Factors Ergonomics Society 2000 Congress, San Diego, CA, Vol. 4, pp. 294-297, 2000.
  16. Young, S.L. and Wogalter, M.S., “On Improving Set-Up Angle Accuracy for Extension Ladders,” Proceedings of the 44th Annual International Ergonomics Association/Human Factors Ergonomics Society 2000 Congress, San Diego, CA, Vol. 4, pp. 111-115, 2000.

2001

  1. Bennie, K.J. , Ciriello, V.M., Johnson, P.W.  , and Dennerlein, J.T.  , “ECU EMG Power Spectrum Decreases After Repetitive Work,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Scientific Conference on the Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, p. 145, 2001.
  2. Chang, C.C., “A New Paradigm for Biomechanical Analysis of Manual Materials Handling Tasks,” Proceedings of the Symposium on Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Medicine, Taiwan, pp. 73-76, 2001.
  3. Chang, W.R., Grönqvist, R., Leclercq, S., Myung, R., Makkonen, L., Strandberg, L., Brungraber, R., Mattke, U., and Thorpe, S., “The Role of Friction in the Measurement of Slipperiness, Part 1: Friction Mechanisms and Definitions of Test Conditions,” Ergonomics, Vol. 44, No. 13, pp. 1217-1232, 2001.
  4. Chang, W.R., Grönqvist, R., Leclercq, S., Brungraber, R., Mattke, U., Strandberg, L., Thorpe, S., Myung, R., Mak-konen, L., and Courtney, T.K., “The Role of Friction in the Measurement of Slipperiness, Part II: Survey of Friction Measurement Devices,” Ergonomics, Vol. 44, No. 13, pp. 1233-1261, 2001.
  5. Chang, W.R., Kim, I.J., Manning, D.P., and Bunterngchit, Y., “The Role of Surface Roughness in the Measurement of Slipperiness,” Ergonomics, Vol. 44, No. 13, pp. 1200-1216, 2001.
  6. Courtney, T.K., Sorock, G.S., Manning, D.P., Collins, J.W., and Holbein-Jenny, M.A.26, “Occupational Slip, Trip, and Fall Related Injuries – Can the Contribution of Slipperiness Be Isolated?,” Ergonomics, Vol. 44, No. 13, pp. 1118-1137, 2001.
  7. Dempsey, P.G., Burdorf, A., Fath-allah, F.A., Sorock, G.S., and Hashemi, L., “Influence of Mea-surement Accuracy on the Ap- plication of the 1991 NIOSH Equation,” Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 32, pp. 91-99, 2001.
  8. Grönqvist, R., Abeysekera, J., Gard, G., Hsiang, S.M., Leamon, T.B., Newman, D. J., Gielo-Perczak, K., Lockhart, T.E., and Pai, C.Y.C., “Human-Centered Approaches in Slipperiness Measurement,” Ergonomics, Vol. 44, 13, pp. 1167-1199, 2001.
  9. Grönqvist, R., Chang, W.R., Courtney, T.K., Leamon, T.B., Redfern, M.S., and Strandberg, , “Measurement of Slipperiness:  Fundamental Concepts and Definitions,” Ergonomics, Vol. 44, No. 13, pp. 1102-1117, 2001.
  10. Grönqvist, R., Hivonen, M., and Rajamäki E., “Development of a Portable Test Device for Assessing On-Site Floor Slipperiness: An Interim Report,” Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 32, pp. 163-171, 2001.
  11. Leamon, T.B, “The Future of Occupational Safety and Health,” International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 403-408, 2001.
  12. Pransky, G.S., Benjamin, K.L., and Dembe, A., “Performance and Quality Measurement in Occupational Health Services: Current Status and Agenda for Further Research,” American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 40, pp. 295-306, 2001.
  13. Redfern, M.S., Cham, R., Gielo-Perczak, K., Grönqvist, R., Hirvonen, M., Lanshammar, H., Marpet, M., Pai, C.Y.C., and Powers, C., “Biomechanics of Slips,” Ergonomics, Vol. 44, No. 13, pp. 1138-1166, 2001.
  14. Robertson, M.M., Amick, B., Hupert, N., Cha, E., Pellerin, M., and Katz, J.N, “Using Participatory Ergonomics to Develop a Workshop on Computer Ergonomics for Young Knowledge Workers,” Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Human Computer Interaction, New Orleans, LA, pp. 86-90, 2001.
  15. Sorock, G.S., Lombardi, D.A., Courtney, T.K., Cotnam, J.P., and Mittleman, M.A., “Epidemiology of Occupational Upper Extremity Acute Trauma Hand Injuries: A Literature Review,” Safety Science, Vol. 38, pp. 241-256, 2001.
  16. Sorock, G.S., Lombardi, D.A., Gabel, C., Smith, G.S., and Mittleman, M.A., “Case-Crossover Studies of Occupational Trauma: Methodological Caveats,” Injury Prevention, Vol. 7, Suppl. 1, pp. i38-42, 2001.
  17. Sorock, G.S., Lombardi, D.A., Hauser, R., Eisen, E.A., Herrick, R.F., and Mittleman, M.A., “A Case-Crossover Study of Occupational Hand Injuries: Methods and Initial Findings,” American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 39, pp. 171-179, 2001.
  18. Volinn, E., Spratt, K.F., Mag-nusson, M., and Pope, M.H., “The Boeing Prospective Study and Beyond,” Spine, Vol. 26, No. 14, pp. 1613-1622, 2001.

2002

  1. Bennie, K.J., Ciriello, V.M., Johnson, P.W., and Dennerlein, J.T., “EMG Changes of the ECU Muscle with Exposure to Repetitive Ulnar Deviation,” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 46th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 1086-1089, 2002
  2. Bennie, K.J., Ciriello, V.M., Johnson, P.W., and Dennerlein, J.T., “Electromyographic Activity of the Human Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Muscle Changes with Exposure to Repetitive Ulnar Deviation,” European Journal  of Applied Physiology, Vol. 88, pp.  5-12, 2002
  3. Casey, J.S., McGorry, R.W., and Dempsey, P.G., “Getting a Grip on Grip Force Estimates,” Professional Safety, October, pp.18-24, 2002
  4. Chang, W.R., Chang, C.C., and Son, D.H., “Friction Requirements for Different Climbing Conditions on Straight Ladders,” Proceedings of the XVIth International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Toronto, Canada, on CD, 2002
  5. Ciriello, V.M., Bennie, K.J., Dennerlein, J.T., and Johnson, P.W., “Comparison of Three Psychophysical Techniques to Establish Maximum Acceptable Torques of Repetitive Ulnar Deviation,” Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, Vol. 3, No. 3,  274-284, 2002
  6. Fisman, D.N., Mittleman, M.A., Sorock, G.S., and Harris, A.D., “Willingness to Pay to Avoid Sharps-Related Injuries:  A Study on Injured Health Care Workers,” American Journal of Infectious Disease Control, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 283-287, 2002
  7. Katz, J.N., Amick, B.C., Hupert, N., Cortes, M., Fossel, A.H., Robertson, M.M., and Coley, C.M., “Assessment of Upper Extremity Role Functioning in Students,” American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp. 19-26, 2002
  8. Lombardi, D.A., Sorock, G.S., Lesch, M.F., Hauser, R., Eisen, E.A., Herrick, R.F., and Mittleman, M.A., “A Reliability Study of Potential Risk Factors for Acute Traumatic Occupational Hand Injuries,” American Journal of Industrial Medicine, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 336-343, 2002
  9. Pransky, G., Benjamin, K.L., Hill-Fotouhi, C., Fletcher, K.E., Himmelstein, J., and Katz, J.N., “Work-Related Outcomes in Occupational Low-Back Pain: A Multi-dimensional Analysis,” Spine, Vol. 27, No. 8, pp. 864-870, 2002
  10. Pransky, G., Katz, J.N., Benjamin, K.L., and Himmelstein, J., “Improving the Physician Role in Evaluating Work Ability and Managing Disability: A Survey of Primary Care Practitioners,” Disability and Rehabilitation, Vol. 24, No.16, pp. 867-874, 2002
  11. Robertson, M.M., Amick, B., Hupert, N., Pellerin-Dionne, M., Cha, E., and Katz, J.N., “Effects of a Participatory Ergonomics Computer Workshop for University Students: A Pilot Intervention to Prevent Disability in Tomorrow’s Workers,” Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, Vol. 18, pp. 305-314, 2002
  12. Sorock, G.S., Lombardi, D.A., Hauser, R., Eisen, E.A., Herrick, F., and Mittleman, M.A., “Acute Traumatic Occupational Hand Injuries:  Type, Location, Severity,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 44, No. 4, pp. 345-351, 2002

2003

  1. Chang, C.C., Chang, W.R., and Son, D.H., “The Effects of Straight Ladder Usage and Setup on Slippage,” Proceedings of the International Ergonomics Association XVth Triennial Congress, Seoul, Korea, on CD, 2003
  2. Chang, W.R., Grönqvist, R., and Hirvonen, M., “The Role of Surface Waviness in Friction at Shoe and Floor Interface,” Proceedings of the Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, Edinburgh, UK, pp. 105-110, 2003
  3. Chang, W.R., Chang, C.C., and Son, D.H., “Available Friction and Slip Potential of Straight Ladders,” Proceedings of the International Ergonomics Association XVth Triennial Congress, Seoul, Korea, on CD, 2003
  4. Chen, J.C., Chang, W.R., Shih, T.S., Chen C.J., Chang, W.P., Dennerlein, J.T., Ryan, L.M., and Christiani, D.C., “Predictors of Whole-Body Vibration Levels Among Urban Taxi Drivers,”  Ergonomics, Vol. 46, No. 11, pp. 1075-1090, 2003
  5. Dennerlein, J.T., Ciriello, V.M., Bennie, K.J., and Johnson, P.W., “Fatigue in the Forearm Resulting from Low-Level Repetitive Ulnar Deviation,” American Industrial Hygiene Association, Vol. 64, No. 6, pp. 799-805, 2003
  6. Fisman, D.N., Harris, A.D., Sorock, G.S., and Mittleman, M.A., “Sharps-Related Injuries in Health Care Workers: A Pilot Case-Crossover Study,” The American Journal of Medicine, Vol. 114, No. 8, pp. 688-694, 2003
  7. Grönqvist, R., Hirvonen, M., Rajamaki, E., and Matz S., “The Validity and Reliability of a Portable Slipmeter for Determining Floor Slipperiness During Simulated Heel Strike,” Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 211-225, 2003
  8. Grönqvist, R., Matz, S., and Hirvonen, M., “Assessment of Shoe-Floor Slipperiness with Respect to Contact-Time-Related Variation in Friction During Heel Strike,” Occupational Ergonomics, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 197-208, 2003
  9. Li, K.W., Chang, W.R., Huang, Y.H., Filiaggi, A.J., and Courtney, T.K., “Objective and Subjective Measurements of Floor Slipperiness in Fast-Food Restaurants in Taiwan,” International Ergonomics Association XVth Triennial Congress, Seoul, Korea, on CD, 2003
  10. Lombardi, D.A., Sorock, G.S., Hauser, R., Nasca, P.C., Eisen, E.E., Herrick R.F., and Mittleman, M.A., “Temporal Factors and the Prevalence of Transient Exposures at the Time of an Occupational Traumatic Hand Injury,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 45, No. 8, pp. 832-840, 2003
  11. Okurowski, L., Pransky, G.S., Webster, B.S., Shaw, W.S., and Verma, S., “Prediction of Prolonged Work Disability in Occupational Low Back Pain Based on Nurse Case Management Data,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 45, No. 7, pp. 763-770, 2003

2004

  1. Amick, B.C., Robertson, M. M., Tullar, J., Fossel, A., Coley, C., Hupert, N., Jenkins, M., and Katz, J., “Regular and Binge Computing and College Student Health: Preliminary Findings,” Proceedings of the 17th Annual International Occupational and Ergonomics Society Conference, Houston, TX, on CD, 2004
  2. Atlas, S., Wasiak, R., Van Den Ancker, M., Webster, B.S., and Pransky, G., “Primary Care Involvement and Outcomes of Care in Patients with a Workers Compensation Claim for Back Pain,” Spine, Vol. 29, No. 9, pp. 1041-1048, 2004
  3. Chang, W.R. and Chang, C.C., “Using a Statistical Model to Estimate the Probability of a Slip on Portable Ladders,” Proceedings of the Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, Swansea, Wales, pp. 38-42, 2004
  4. Chang, W.R., Chang, C.C., Matz, S., and Son, D.H., “Friction Requirements for Different Climbing Conditions in Straight Ladder Ascending,” Safety Science, Vol. 42, No. 9, pp. 791-805, 2004
  5. Chang, W.R., Li, K.W., Huang, Y.H., Filiaggi, A., and Courtney, T.K., “Assessing Floor Slipperiness in Fast-Food Restaurants in Taiwan Using Objective and Subjective Measures,” Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 35, No. 4, pp. 401-408, 2004
  6. Chen, J.C., Chang, W.R., Shih, T.S., Chen, C.J., Chang, W.P., Dennerlein, J.T., Ryan, L.M., and Christiani, D.C., “Using Exposure Prediction Rules for Exposure Assessment: An Example on Whole- Body Vibration in Taxi Drivers,” Epidemiology, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 293-299, 2004
  7. Courtney, T.K., Matz, S., Webster, B.S., and Lombardi, D.A., “Construction Events Leading to Severe Fractures,” Proceedings of the 2nd China International Forum on Work Safety, Beijing, P.R. China, pp. 212-215, 2004
  8. Folkard, S. and Lombardi, D.A., “Modeling the Impact of the Components of Long Work Hours on Injuries and ‘Accidents’,” Proceedings of Long Working Hours, Safety, and Health: Toward a National Research Agenda National Conference, Baltimore, MD, pp. 1-6, 2004
  9. Folkard, S. and Lombardi, D.A., “Towards a ‘Risk Index’ to Assess the Risk of Work Schedules,” Chronobiology International, Vol. 21, No. 6, pp. 1063-1072, 2004
  10. Huang, Y.H., Roetting, M., and Zhang, W., “Factors Determining Driving Behavior in China and the USA,” Proceedings of the 2nd China International Forum on Work Safety, Beijing, P.R. China, pp. 372-379, 2004
  11. Hupert, N., Amick, B.C., Fossel, A.H., Coley, C.M., Robertson, M.M., and Katz, J.N.,  “Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Functional Impairment Related to Computer Use Among College Students, Work, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 85-93, 2004
  12. Jin, K., Sorock, G.S., and Courtney, T.K., “Prevalence of Low Back Pain in Three Occupational Groups in Shanghai, P.R. China,” Journal of Safety Research, Vol. 35, No. 1, pp. 23-28, 2004
  13. Leamon, T.B., “Improving China’s Work Safety: Pressures and Benefits,” Proceedings of the 2nd China International Forum on Work Safety, Beijing, P.R. China, pp. 10-14, 2004
  14. Li, K.W., Chang, W.R., Huang, Y.H., Courtney, T.K., Filiaggi, A., and Hsu, K.H., “A Survey of Floor Slipperiness and Experience of Slips and Falls in Restaurants in Taiwan,” Proceedings of the Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, Swansea, Wales, pp. 44-47, 2004
  15. Li, K.W., Chang, W.R., Leamon, T.B., and Chen, C.J., “Floor Slipperiness Measurement: Friction Coefficient, Roughness of Floors, and Subjective Perception Under Spillage Conditions,” Safety Science, Vol. 42, No. 6, pp. 547-565, 2004
  16. Lincoln, A.E., Sorock, G.S., Courtney, T.K., Wellman, H.M., Smith, G.S., and Amoroso, P.J., “Using Narrative Text and Coded Data to Develop Hazard Scenarios for Occupational Injury Interventions,” Injury Prevention, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 249-254, 2004
  17. McGorry, R.W., Dempsey, P.G., and Casey, J.S., “The Effect of Force Distribution and Magnitude at the Hand-Tool Interface on the Accuracy of Grip Force Estimates,” Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 255-266, 2004
  18. Menendez, C.C., Amick, B.C., Jenkins, M., Robertson, M.M., Janowitz, I., Rempel, D.M., Dennerlein, J.T., Chang, C.H., Katz, J.N., and Harrist, R., “Computing-Related Risk Factors Among College Students,” Proceedings of the 17th Annual International Occupational and Ergonomics Society Conference, Houston, TX, on CD, 2004
  19. Sorock, G.S., Lombardi, D.A., Hauser, R., Eisen, E.A., Herrick, R.F., and Mittleman, M.A., “A Case-Crossover Study of Transient Risk Factors for Occupational Acute Hand Injury,”  Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 61, No. 4, pp. 305-311, 2004
  20. Sorock, G.S., Lombardi, D.A., Peng, D.K., Hauser, R., Eisen, E.A., Herrick, R.F., and Mittleman, M.A., “Glove Use and the Relative Risk of Acute Hand Injury: A Case-Crossover Study,” Journal of Occupational and Environ- mental Hygiene, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 182-190, 2004
  21. Tullar, J., Amick, B.C., Robertson, M.M., Coley, C., Hupert, N., Jenkins, M., and Katz, J., “Computing Workplace Risk Factors for College Students,” Proceedings of the 17th Annual International Occupational and Ergonomics Society Conference, Houston, TX, on CD, 2004
  22. Wellman, H.M., Lehto, M., Sorock, G.S., and Smith, G.S., “Computerized Coding of Injury Narrative Data from the National Health Interview Survey,” Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 165-171, 2004
  23. Xiao, G.B., Dempsey, P.G., Lei, L., Ma, Z.H., and Liang, Y.X., “Study on Musculoskeletal Disorders in a Machinery Manufacturing Plant,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 341-346, 2004

2005

  1. Cai, X., Li, Z., Chang, C.C., and Dempsey, P.G., “Analysis of Alignment Influence on 3-D Anthropometry Statistics,” Tsinghua Science and Technology, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 623-626, 2005
  2. Chang, C.C., Chang, W.R., and Matz, S., “The Effects of Straight Ladder Usage and Setup Against Slipping at the Ladder Base During Ascending and Descending,” Safety Science, 43, No. 7, pp. 469-483, 2005
  3. Chang, W.R. and Chang. C.C., “Portable Ladders: Understanding and Preventing Slips at Their Bases,” Professional Safety, Vol. 50, No. 9, pp. 26-31, 2005
  4. Chang, W.R., Chang, C.C., and Matz, S., “Available Friction for Ladder Shoes and Slip Potential for Climbing on a Straight Ladder,” Ergonomics, 48, No. 9, pp. 1169-1182, 2005
  5. Chang, W.R., Filiaggi, A., Li, K.W., Huang, Y.H., and Courtney, T.K., “A Field Assessment of Potential Friction Variation in a Fast-Food Restaurant in the USA,” Contemporary Ergonomics, Proceedings of the UK Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, Hatfield, UK, pp. 519-523, 2005
  6. Chen, J.C., Chang, W.R., and Christiani, C., “Occupational Factors Associated with Low Back Pain of Urban Taxi Drivers,” Occupational Medicine, Vol. 55, No. 7, pp. 535-540, 2005
  7. Chen, J.C., Dennerlein, J., Chang, C.C., Chang, W.R., and Christiani, D., “Seat Inclination, Use of Lumbar Support and Low-Back Pain of Taxi Drivers,” Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, 31, No. 4, pp. 258-265, 2005
  8. Chen, P.Y., Huang, Y.H., and DeArmond, S., “Occupation Health and Psychology: Opportunities and Challenges for Psychologists in the 21st Century,” Research in Applied Psychology, Vol.27, pp. 43-57, 2005
  9. Dempsey, P.G. and Mathiassen, S.E., “On the Evolution of Task-Based Analysis of Manual Materials Handling, and its Applicability in Contemporary Ergonomics,” Applied Ergonomics, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 33-43, 2005
  10. Folkard, S., Lombardi, D.A., and Tucker, P. T., “Shiftwork: Safety, Sleepiness and Sleep,” Industrial Health, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 20-23, 2005
  11. Franche, R., Baril, R., Shaw, W., Nicholas, M., and Loisel, P., “Workplace-Based Return-To-Work Interventions: Optimizing the Role of Stakeholders in Research and Implementation,” Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 525-542, 2005
  12. Lei, L., Dempsey, P.G., Xu, J., Ge, L., and Liang, Y., “Risk Factors for the Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Chinese Foundry Workers,” International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 197-204, 2005
  13. Linton, S.J., Gross, D., Schultz, I.Z., Main, C., Côté, P., Pransky, G.S., and Johnson, W., “Prognosis and the Identification of Workers Risking Disability: Research Issues and Directions for Future Research,” Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 459-474, 2005
  14. Loisel, P., Buchbinder, R., Hazard, R., Keller, R., Scheel, I., van Tulder, M., and Webster, B., “Prevention of Work Disability Due to Musculoskeletal Disorders: The Challenge of Implementing Evidence,” Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 507-524, 2005
  15. Marucci-Wellman, H., Tuyet Binh, T.T., Bich Diep, N., Leamon, T., Kriebel, D., and Wegman, D., “Work and Injury in Vietnam – A Pilot Study: Self Reported Work and Injury in One Industrializing Commune of Vietnam,” Proceedings of the Second International Scientific Conference on Occupational and Environmental Health, Hanoi, Vietnam, November 16-18, pp. 270-271, 2005
  16. Mathiassen, S.E., Nordander, C., Svendsen, S.W., Hansson, G.A., Wellman, H.M., and Dempsey, P.G., “Task-Based Estimation of Mechanical Job Exposure in Occupational Groups,” Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, Vol. 31, pp. 138-151, 2005
  17. Pransky, G.S., Gatchel, R., Linton, S., and Loisel, P., “Improving Return to Work Research,” Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 453-457, 2005
  18. Shaw, W.S., Zaia, A., Pransky, G.S., Winters, T., and Patterson, W.B., “Perceptions of Provider Communication and Patient Satisfaction for Treatment of Acute Low Back Pain,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 47, No. 10, pp.1036-1043, 2005
  19. Smith, G.S., Wellman, H.M., Warner, M., Sorock, G.S., Courtney, T.K., and Pransky, G.S., “Injuries at Work in the U.S. Adult Population: Contributions to the Total Injury Burden,” American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 95, No. 7, pp. 1213-1219, 2005
  20. Staal, J.B., Rainville, J., Fritz, J., Mechelen, W., and Pransky, G.S., “Physical Exercise Interventions to Improve Disability and Return to Work in Low Back Pain: Current Insights and Opportunities for Improvement,” Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 491-505, 2005
  21. Sullivan, M., Feuerstein, M., Gatchel, R., Linton, S.J., and Pransky, G.S., “Integrating Psychosocial and Behavioral Interventions to Achieve Optimal Rehabilitation Outcomes,” Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 475-489, 2005
  22. Wasiak, R., McNeely, E., and Magnetti, S., “Chiropractic Care in Workers’ Compensation,” The Journal of Workers’ Compensation, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 23-42, 2005
  23. Webster, B.S., Courtney, T.K., Huang, Y.H., Matz, S., and Christiani, D.C., “Physician’s Initial Management of Acute Low Back Pain Versus Evidence-Based Guidelines: Influence of Sciatica,” Journal of General Internal Medicine, Vol. 20, No. 12, pp. 1132-1135, 2005
  24. Xiao, G., Lei, L., Dempsey, P.G., Lu, B., and Liang, Y., “Isometric Muscle Strength and Anthropometric Characteristics of a Chinese Sample,” International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, Vol. 35, No. 7, pp. 674-679, 2005
  25. Young, A.E., Roessler, R.T., Wasiak, R., McPherson, K.M., van Poppen, M.N.M., and Anema, J.R., “A Developmental Conceptualization of Return to Work,” Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 557-568, 2005
  26. Young, A.E., Wasiak, R., Roessler, R.T., McPherson, K.M., Anema, H.R., and van Poppel, M.N.M., “Return-to-Work Outcomes Following Work Disability: Stakeholder Motivations, Interests and Concerns,” Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 543-556, 2005

2005

  1. DeArmond, S., Huang, Y.H., and Chen, P.Y., “How Do We Stack Up? Corporate Financial Decision Makers’ Perceptions of Safety Performance, Safety Programs and Safety Personnel,”.accepted for publication in Professional Safety, 2005
  2. Huang, Y.H., Ho, M., Smith, G., and Chen, P.Y., “Safety Climate and Self-reported Injury: Assessing the Mediating Role of Employee Safety Control,” accepted for publication in Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2005
  3. Pransky, G.S., Verma, S., Okurowski, L., and Webster, B., “Length of Disability Prognosis in Acute Occupational Low Back Pain: Development and Testing of a Practical Approach,” accepted for publication in Spine, 2005
  4. Robertson, M.M., Amick, B., Fossel, A., Coley, C., Hupert, N., Jenkins, J., Tullar, J., and Katz, J., “Undergraduate Students’ Ergonomic Knowledge of Appropriate Computer Workstation Design and Work Habits: The Emerging Young Knowledge Workforce,” accepted for publication in Work, 2005
  5. Smith, G.S., Ho, M., Huang, Y.H., and Chen, P.Y., “The Relationship Between Safety Climate and Injury Rates Across Industries: The Need to Adjust for Injury Hazards,” accepted for publication in Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2005
  6. Tullar, J., Amick, B., Robertson, M.M., Fossel, A., Coley, C., Hupert, N., Jenkins, M., and Katz, J., “Direct Observation of Computer Workplace Risk Factors of College Students,” accepted for publication in Work, 2005
  7. Wasiak, R., Kim, J.Y., and Pransky, G.S., “Work Disability and Costs Due to Recurrence of Low Back Pain: Longer and More Costly than in First Episodes,” accepted for publication in Spine, 2005
  8. Zhang, W., Huang, Y.H., Roetting, M., Wang, Y., and Wei, H., “Driver’s Views and Behaviors About Safety in China – What Do they Not Know About Driving?,” accepted for publication in Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2005

International Conference Presentations

1994

  1. Leamon, T.B., International Ergonomics Association Conference, “The Validity of Ergonomics,” Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  2. Smits, M.P., 12th International Ergonomics Conference, “The Boston Elbow: A Cybernetic Approach,” Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  3. Smits, M.P., International Ergonomics Association Conference, “Psychophysical Assessments of Manual Handling Efforts,” Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1995

  1. Leamon, T.B., International Social Security Association 5th International Symposium, “the Experimental Evaluation of a Program to Reduce Hazards from Both Unsafe Behaviors and Unsafe Conditions in Production Plants,” Bonn, Germany, September 18-20.
  2. Leamon, T.B.,International Ergonomics Association World Conference, 3rd Latin American Congress, 7th Brazilian Ergonomic Conference, “The Validity of Ergonomic Design of Hand Tools to Reduce the Incidence of Upper extremity Cumulative Trauma Disorders,” Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 16-20.

1996

  1. Leamon, T.B., Segundo Congreso Latinamericano de Adminstracion de Riesgos y Seguros, “The Reality of Losses in the Workplace,” Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 28-30.
  2. Volinn, E., National Conference on Disability and work: Solutions for Canadians, “Chronic Disabling Back Pain: “The Confused and Irregular Operations of Disordered and Debilitated Nature?,” Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 7-9.
  3. Volinn, E., Eighth World Congress on Pain, “A Preliminary Investigation of Cross-National Disparities in Rates of Back Pain Disability: The S. and Sweden Compared with Japan,” (with M. Katahara and A.L. Nachemson), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August 8-17.

1997

  1. Leamon, T.B., ASEAN Ergonomics 1997, “Global Ergonomics: The Challenge and Benefits to Research and Application,” Kuala, Malaysia, November 6-8.
  2. Leamon, T.B., International Ergonomics Association, 13th Triennial Congress, “Opening Address for Special Session: From Slip and Fall Research to Safety Standard,” Tampere, Finland, June 29-July 4
  3. Leamon, T.B., The Ergonomics Society 1997 Annual Conference,” The Application of Ergonomics in the Workplace” (Donald Broadbent memorial Lecture), Lincolnshire, K., April 15-17.

1998

  1. Leamon, T.B., Fourth World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control, “Research to Reality” The Role of a Workers Compensation Insurer in Injury Prevention,” Amsterdam, May 17-20.
  2. Leamon, T.B., Risk Management Conference, “The contribution of Ergonomics to Reducing Losses in the Workplace,” London, UK, January 26-28.
  3. Leamon, T.B., Balance of Occupational Safety and Health Research Colloquium, “The Liberty Mutual Research Center Program in Occupational Safety Health and Global Collaboration,” Aachen, Germany, October, 21.

1999

  1. Courtney, T.K., 1999 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, “Accessing and Making Sense of National Injury and Illness Data in Small Enterprises,” Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 5-11.

2000

  1. Leamon, T.B., The Ergonomics Society Annual Lecture, “2000 and Onwards – Challenges for Ergonomics,” Lincolnshire, England, April 4-6.
  2. Leamon, T.B., Eighth International Colloquium of the International Social Security Association, “The Increasing Importance of International Partnerships to Provide Global Prevention Services,” Lucerne, Switzerland, May 2-3.
  3. Leamon, T.B., 26th International Congress on Occupational Health, “From Incident to Disability: A Path Trodden by Many Workers,” Singapore, August 27-September 1.
  4. Leamon, T.B., World Federation of Public Health Association Ninth International Congress, “The Congruency of Government, Business and Labor: The Liberty Mutual Model in China,” Beijing, China, September 2-6.
  5. Pransky, G.S., American Occupational Health Conference, “Measuring and Managing Disability Outcomes: Promise or Pitfall?” and “Disability Prevention Through Optimal Employer Response to Work Injuries,” Philadelphia, PA, May 18.
  6. Pransky, G.S., 26th International Congress on Occupational Health, “American Experiences: competencies in Use” and “Disability Outcomes in Occupational Injuries: An American Perspective,” Singapore, August 27-September 1.
  7. Pransky, G.S., Occupational and Environmental Medical Association of Canada, “Disability Management: Can We Reconcile Knowledge and Practice?,” Banff, Alberta, Canada, October 16.
  8. Volinn, E.P., Meeting of the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, “Potentially Concealed Characteristics of US Population Reporting Both Chronic Back Pain and Departure from the Labor Force,” Adelaide, Australia, April 9-13.

2001

  1. Courtney, T.K., ChinaSafeWork Forum, “Petrochemical Industry Safety – The Other Side of the Mountain,” Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, April 24-25.
  2. Leamon, T.B., Association of Workers Compensation Board of Canada, “From Research to Reality – Effective Knowledge Transfer: Getting the Ideas and Information to Those Who Need it,” Toronto, ON, Canada, November 19-20.
  3. Leamon, T.B., Applications of Human Performance in Health and Disability, “People, Dead Camels and Coffee Tables,” Cairo, Egypt, March 26-69.
  4. Leamon, T.B., ChinaSafeWork Forum, “People Mining Coal: Improvements to Safety and Production through Machine Design,” Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, April 24-25.
  5. Pransky, G.S., Innovations in Rehabilitation Medicine and Disability Medicine, “Identifying Barriers to Optimal Disability Outcomes: From Research to Reality,” Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 4-6.
  6. Roetting, M., Eleventh European Conference on Eye Movements, “Systematics of Eye and Gaze Movement Parameters for Ergonomic Research and Application,” Turku, Finland, August 22-25.

2002

  1. Courtney, T.K., China International Forum on Work Safety, “Frequent, Costly, and Disability Injuries in the Construction Industry,” Beijing, People’s Republic of China, October 10-11.
  2. Gielo-Perczak, K., Biomechanics in the Decade of Bone and Joint, “Musculoskeletal Modeling in Biomedical Education,” Brussels, Belgium, April 27-29.
  3. Huang, Y.H., 17th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, “Environmental Control and Workplace Design on Performance,” Effectiveness, and Collaboration” Toronto, Canada, April 12-14.
  4. Huang, Y.H., European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, ”Attitude Towards the Application of Augmented Feedback in the Trucking Industry” and ” Effects of Office Ergonomics Training on Environmental Control, Environmental Satisfaction, Communication, and Psychological Stress,” Vienna, Austria, December 4-6.
  5. Leamon, T.B., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Ergonomics and Human Performance Seminar, “The Liberty Model in Occupational Safety and Health – Disability Assessment and Management of Work Injuries,” Hong Kong People’s Republic of China, March 12.
  6. Leamon, T.B., International Symposium on Genetic Science, “Insurance Approaches to Genetic Information Policy and Public health,” Cambridge, England, September 12-13.
  7. Leamon, T.B., China International Forum on Work Safety, “Controlling the Cost of Unsafe Workplaces: Benefits to Workers and Enterprise,” Beijing, People’s Republic of China, October 10-11.
  8. Leamon, T.B., Association of Workers Compensation Boards of Canada Knowledge Transfer Conference, “Effective Knowledge Transfer: Getting the Ideas and Information to Those Who Need it,” Toronto, Canada, November 18-20.
  9. Lin, J.H., National Tsinghua University, “A Dynamic Biomechanical Model of the Human Operator Response to Impulsive Reaction Forces,” Taiwan, People’s Republic of China, May 15.
  10. Maikala, R.V., Aerospace Medical Association 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting, “Cerebral Hemodynamic Responses in Healthy Men and Women,” Montreal, Canada, May 4-7.
  11. Pransky, G.S., Montreal International Forum for Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain, “Physicians, Disability, and Employment Issues in Low Back Pain: A Survey of Primary Care and Occupational Practitioners,” Montréal, Canada, May 10-11.
  12. Pransky, G.S., International Society for Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research Fifth Annual European Congress, “Measuring Health Impacts on Work Performance: Comparing Subjective and Objective Reports,” Rotterdam, The Netherlands, November 3-5.
  13. Pransky, G.S., 10th International Congress on Occupational Health Services, “The Effectiveness of Occupational Health and Safety: What Measures Can We Trust?,” Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 13-16.
  14. Shaw, W.S., Montreal International Forum V for Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain, “Returning to Work After Acute Occupational Low Back Pain: A Multiple Site Study of Prognosis,” Montreal, Canada, May 10-11.
  15. Sorock, G.S., Measuring the Burden of Injury, “Computerized Coding of Injury Narrative Data from the NHIS” Montreal Canada, May 16-17.
  16. Webster, B.S., Montreal International Forum V for Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain, “Physician’s Knowledge and Practice Approach in the Initial Management of Acute Work-Related Low Back Pain,” Montreal, Canada, May 10-11.
  17. Young, A.E., International Spinal Cord Society Australasian Conference, “Reasons for Leaving Employment Gained Following Spinal Cord Injury,” Auckland, Australia, November 28-30.

2003

  1. Huang,Y.H., The Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, “Part-Time Versus Full-Time Safety and Job Satisfaction,” “Safety Policies, Perceived Safety Control, and Supervisor Safety Support,” and “Model of Antecedents of Work-Family Conflict: A Longitudinal Study,” Toronto, Canada, March 20-22.
  2. Jackson J., XXXIV Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists/Congrès Annuel de l’Association Canadienne d’Ergonomie, “The Preliminary Validation of 3D-Match, a Posture Matching Tool for Estimating Cumulative Loading of the Lumbar Spine,” London, Canada, October 15-18.
  3. Leamon, T.B., Regional Center for Occupational Safety and Health, “Controlling the Cost of Unsafe Workplaces: Benefits to Workers and Enterprises,” Antigua, Guatemala, January 21-23.
  4. Leamon, T.B., Safety and Health Expo 12th International Conference on Safe Communities, “Safety Research, What, How, and Why?,” Hong Kong, China, March 18-20.
  5. Leamon, T.B., Shanghai Worker Safety Seminar, “Crating a Safer and healthier Environment,” Shanghai, China, March 20.
  6. Leamon, T.B., Hong Kong Ergonomic Society, “Ergonomics is Still Fitting the Task to the Person,” Hong Kong, China, March 20-21.
  7. Leamon, T.B., XVth International Ergonomics Association Triennial Congress, “One at a Time Why It Matters, Why So Few Care,” Seoul, Korea, August 24-29.
  8. Leamon, T.B., 2003 China Safety Culture and Well-Off Society Seminar, “Pressures to Improve Occupational Safety and Health in a Well-Off Society,” Beijing, China, November 10.
  9. Leamon, T.B.,The First International Scientific Conference on Occupational and Environmental Health, “The Economic Burden of Occupational Injuries,” Hanoi, Vietnam, November 12-14.
  10. Pransky, G.S., The Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, “Work Injuries and Illness in Older Workers: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention,” Toronto, Canada, March 19-22.
  11. Pransky, G.S., State-of-the-Art Conference in Occupational Medicine, “Medical Care for Work-Related Injuries: Applying the Evidence,” Toronto, Canada, October 11-16.
  12. Robertson, M.M., The Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, “Effects of Office Ergonomics Training on Environmental Control and Stress,” Toronto, Canada, March 20-22.
  13. Shaw, W.S., The Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, “Problem-Solving Skills Training for Return to Work,” Toronto, Canada, March 19-22.
  14. Young, A.E., The Fifth Interdisciplinary Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, “Barriers to Return to Work as Identified by Agricultural Workers” and “Return to Work Following Spinal Cord Injury,” Toronto, Canada, March 20-22.
  15. Young, A.E., 26th National Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy Conference, “Contributions to Rehabilitation Psychology from Behavioural Psychology,” Adelade, Australia, September 13-17.

2004

  1. Smith, G.S., 7th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, “Development of an Injury Mortality System in a Russian Province and Its Use to Capture Deaths at Work,” and “Injuries at Work and the total Injury Burden in the U.S. Adult Population: Impact and Prevention Opportunities Vienna, Austria, June 6-9.
  2. Webster B.S., 7th International Forum on Primary Care Research on Low Back Pain, “Relationship of Narcotic Prescribing and Disability Duration in Occupational Low Back Pain,” Edmonton, AB, Canada, October 7-9.

2005

  1. Chang, C.C., Tolerances of Manual Lifting Tasks Analyses Based on Motion Modeling and Simulation, 2005 Asian Pacific Conference on Biomechanics, November 23-25, 2005, Taiwan, ROC
  2. Courtney, T.K., Restaurant Worker Perception of Floor Slipperiness, Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, April 5-7, 2005, Hatfield, UK
  3. Gielo-Perczak, K., Ergonomic Workstation Design: A Comprehensive Engineering Anthropometry, Occupational Biomechanics and Cognitive Engineering Approach, International Conference on Computer-Aided Ergonomics and Safety, May 24-28, 2005, Kosice, Slovak Republic
  4. Gielo-Perczak, K., Computer-Based Modeling of Upper Extremity Capabilities and Workplace Requirements- Plenary Speaker, International Ergonomics Association, International Conference on Computer-Aided Ergonomics and Safety, May 24-28, 2005, Kosice, Slovak Republic
  5. Leamon, T.B., The Burden of Injuries, The 2005 Jorma Rantanen Lecture, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, December 16, 2005, Helsinki, Finland
  6. Pransky, G., Conceptual Challenges in Return to Work Research, Institute for Work and Health Monthly Invitational Research Forum, February 15, 2005, Toronto, Canada
  7. Pransky, G., Reducing Disability and Improving Return to Work. Where Do We Go From Here? The 2005 Alf Nachemson Lectureship, Institute for Work and Health, September 19, 2005, Toronto, Canada
  8. Shaw, W.S., Combining Early Functional Restoration and Workplace Transition Interventions for High-Risk Patients with Acute, Occupational Low Back Pain International Association for the Study of Pain, 11th World Congress on Pain, August 21-26, 2005, Sydney, Australia
  9. Wasiak, R., Recurrences of Work-Related Low Back Injuries: Lessons Learned from Administrative Data Institute for Work and Health, Special plenary presentation at Institute for Work and Health, April 15, 2005, Toronto, Canada
  10. Wasiak, R., Is Recurrence of Health Conditions Important? Case of Occupational Low Back Pain, 5th World Congress of the International Health Economics Association, July 10-13, 2005, Barcelona, Spain

Wasiak, R., Chiropractic Care for Work-Related Low Back Pain,  5th World  Congress  of the International Health Economics Association, July 10-13, 2005, Barcelona, Spain