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Musculoskeletal Risks: RULA Bibliometric Review

Department of Engineering, University of Almería, Research Center CIMEDES (CeiA3), 04120 Almería, Spain
Laboratory-Observatory Andalusian Working Conditions in the Agricultural Sector (LASA), 41092 Seville, Spain
School of Industrial Engineering, University of Seville, 41092 Seville, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(12), 4354;
Received: 30 May 2020 / Revised: 11 June 2020 / Accepted: 15 June 2020 / Published: 17 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bibliometric Studies and Worldwide Research Trends on Global Health)
The objective of this study was to reveal RULA method applications in terms of the knowledge, country, year and journal categories. The search was performed using the “Web of Science Core Collection”. The period from 1993 to April 2019 was selected. Eight hundred nine results were obtained, of which 226 were used. The largest number of publications was determined to be in the fields of industry and health and social assistance, which coincides with the OWAS and Standardized Nordic Questionnaire methods. By country, the USA stands out for its greater number of research studies and categories that are encompassed. By date, 2016 was the year when more studies were carried out, again coinciding with the Standardized Nordic Questionnaire. By journal, “Work—A Journal of Prevention Assessment and Rehabilitation” is highlighted, as it is for the REBA method as well. It was concluded that RULA can be applied to workers in different fields, usually in combination with other methods, while technological advancement provides benefits for its application. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomechanics; musculoskeletal disorders; RULA; ergonomics; applications biomechanics; musculoskeletal disorders; RULA; ergonomics; applications
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Gómez-Galán, M.; Callejón-Ferre, Á.-J.; Pérez-Alonso, J.; Díaz-Pérez, M.; Carrillo-Castrillo, J.-A. Musculoskeletal Risks: RULA Bibliometric Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 4354.

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Gómez-Galán M, Callejón-Ferre Á-J, Pérez-Alonso J, Díaz-Pérez M, Carrillo-Castrillo J-A. Musculoskeletal Risks: RULA Bibliometric Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(12):4354.

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Gómez-Galán, Marta, Ángel-Jesús Callejón-Ferre, José Pérez-Alonso, Manuel Díaz-Pérez, and Jesús-Antonio Carrillo-Castrillo. 2020. "Musculoskeletal Risks: RULA Bibliometric Review" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 12: 4354.

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