A REVIEW OF THE PILOT BACKACHE PROBLEM IN THE CH113 LABRADOR HELICOPTER

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Authors
  1. Beach, A.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In response to an Unsatisfactory Condition Report, complaints of back pain and discomfort induced by the pilots' seat of the CH113 Labrador helicopter were investigated. Several published reports dealing with the problem are reviewed and summarized in terms of incidence and prevalence rates, frequency, intensity, duration, location and time to pain onset. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to CH113 Labrador helicopter pilots in order to determine how closely the backache characteristics of the pilots match the characterists reported by the general population. In addition, an evaluation of the size and shape of the Labrador seat was conducted and results were compared to published seat design guidelines and recommendations. TRUNCATED
Report Number
85-R-49 —
Date of publication
15 Dec 1985
Number of Pages
24
DSTKIM No
86-00522
CANDIS No
106143
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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