Hygiène du travail et ergonomie: Prof. J. Malchaire













Musculoskeletal disorders

Publications of the research Unit in relation to MSD



A document prepared for the European Trade Union Institute, which offers a classification of methods of risk assessment of musculoskeletal disorders.
This document was written, not for ergonomists and occupational physicians, but for the management and the workers to enable them to better understand the analysis tools used in their company or their work stations.

Publications in English from 1980 to 2005

¨   MALCHAIRE J., PIETTE A. (2002) Co-ordinated strategy of prevention and control of the biomechanical factors associated with the risk of musculoskeletal disorders. Int. Arch. Occup. Environ Health, 75, 459 - 467.  

¨   MALCHAIRE J.B., ROQUELAURE Y., COCK N., PIETTE A., VERGRACHT S., CHIRON H. (2001) Musculoskeletal complaints, functional capacity, personality and psychosocial factors. International Archives of Occupational Hygiene, 74, 8, 549-557.

¨   MALCHAIRE J., PIETTE A., COCK N. (2001) Associations between hand-wrist musculoskeletal and sensorineural complaints and biomechanical and vibration work constraints. The Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 45, (6) 479-491.

¨   MALCHAIRE J., COCK N., VERGRACHT S. (2001) Review of the factors associated with musculoskeletal problems in epidemiological studies. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 74, 2, 79-90.

¨   MALCHAIRE J.B., COCK N.A. (1999) Risk prevention and control strategy for upper limb musculoskeletal disorders.  Newsletter of the European Trade Union Technical Bureau for Health and Safety, n° 11-12, June: 27-31.

¨   MASSET D., PIETTE A., MALCHAIRE J. (1998) Relation between functional characteristics of the trunk and the occurrence of low back pain.  Associated risk factors.  Spine 23, 3, 359-365.

¨   MALCHAIRE J., COCK N., PIETTE A., DUTRA LEAO R., LARA M., AMARAL F., (1997) Relationship between work constraints and the development of musculoskeletal disorders of the wrist: a prospective study.  International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 19, 471

¨   COCK N., MALCHAIRE J. (1996) Relationship between work constraints and the development of wrist disorders: a prospective study.  Proceedings of the Nordic Satellite Symposium of the 25th International Congress on Occupational Health (ICOH '96), Copenhagen

¨   MALCHAIRE J., COCK N., PIETTE A. (1996) Work constraints and musculoskeletal disorders of the wrist.  Book of Abstracts, 25th International Congress on Occupational Health (ICOH '96), Stockholm, Sweden, 15-20 september, p. 147.

¨   MALCHAIRE J., COCK N., ROBERT A. (1996) Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders at the wrist as a function of angles, forces, repetitiveness and movement velocities.  Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment & Health, 22: 176-181.

¨   MALCHAIRE J., MASSET D., PIETTE A. (1995) Back pain.  Associated risk factors.  Proceedings of the IEA World Conference 1995, Rio de Janeiro 16-20, pp. 649-652.

¨   Duque J.; Masset D.; Malchaire J., (1995),  Evaluation of handgrip force from EMG measurements Applied Ergonomics, Volume 26, Number 1, , pp. 61-66(6)

¨   MASSET D., MALCHAIRE J., (1995) Isometric and dynamic performances of the trunk and associated factors.  Spine, 20, 1: 1649-1636.

¨   MASSET D., MALCHAIRE J., (1994) Low back pain: epidemiological aspects and work-related factors in steel industry.  Spine 19, 2: 143-146.

¨   MALCHAIRE J., BRUSCO F., MASSET D. (1993) Musculoskeletal problems of the upper limbs: an epidemiological study.  Proceedings of the 24th Congres of I.C.O.H., Nice, 26 September - 1 October 1993.

¨   MASSET D., MALCHAIRE J., LEMOINE M. (1993) Static and dynamic characteristics of the trunk and low back pain.  International Journal of Ergonomics, Vol. 11: 279-290.

¨   MALCHAIRE J., ISMAIL ABDEL MONEIM (1992) Musculoskeletal disorders in an upholstery department.  Arbete och Hälsa, 17: 185-187. May 12-14.

¨   MALCHAIRE J., REZK-KALLAH B. (1991) Evaluation of the physical workload of bricklayers in the steel industry. Scand. J. Work Environ. Health, 17 : 110-116..