IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Towards the application of a biomechanical model of the shoulder to estimate exposure to physical risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace


The purpose of this research is to evaluate the sensitivity of a biomechanical model of the shoulder during handling tasks through two analyses comparing men versus women and experts versus novices.
This model will provide insight into movement characteristics and the most risky techniques for workers and estimate the physical risks of workplace MSDs. On completion, it is expected that the researchers will use the model to develop workplace design recommendations and risk reduction principles.

Additional Information

Type: Project
Number: 2014-0045
Status: Completed
Year of completion: 2020
  • Mickael Begon (Université de Montréal)
  • André Plamondon (IRSST)
  • Paul Allard (Université de Montréal)