Cumulative Spine Loading
Cumulative loading is an approach to assess the potential for injury or pain reporting that is garnering a
great deal of attention in both industry and ergonomic communities. This chapter will examine the
theoretical foundations linking cumulative exposure and injury, review the studies that have linked
cumulative exposure and pain reporting, detail current barriers to the wide spread implementation of
cumulative loading assessments in industrial settings and present the author’s opinions on the future
directions of the field.