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Steven Lavender

  • Associate Professor, Orthopaedics
  • Associate Professor, Integrated Systems Engineering
  • 292 Baker Systems
    1971 Neil Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-292-9980

Journal Articles

2014

  • Kim, T.H., Mehta, J.P., Weiler, M.R., Lavender, S.A., 2014, "The effects of transfer distance on spine kinematics when placing boxes at different heights." Applied Ergonomics 45, 936 - 942.
  • Mehta, J.P., Lavender, S.A., Jagacinski, R.J., 2014, "Physiological and biomechanical responses to a prolonged repetitive asymmetric lifting activity.." Ergonomics 57, 575 - 588.
  • Marras, W.S. Ferguson, S.A., Lavender, S.A., Splittstoesser, R.E., Yang, G., 2014, "Cumulative spine loading and clinical meaningful declines in low back function." Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56, 29 - 43.
  • Lavender, S.A., Hedman, G.E., Mehta, J.P., Reichelt, P.A., Conrad, K.M., Park, S., 2014, "Evaluating the Physical Demands on Firefighters Using Hand-Carried Stair Descent Devices to Evacuate Mobility-Limited Occupants from High-Rise Buildings." Applied Ergonomics 45, 389 - 397.

2013

  • Flinn, S.R., Sanders, E.B-N, Yen, W.T., Sommerich, C. M., Lavender, S.A., 2013, "Empowering persons with osteoarthritis through hands-on fabrication of adaptive equipment." Occupational Therapy International 20, 163 - 172.

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Presentations

  • "An Aggressive Training Intervention Designed to Reduce Low Back Stress During Manual Material Handling." 2000, Presented at BEACON symposium: Advances in Biodynamics and Ergonomics, Improving health and human performance and identifying opportunities for technology transfer,
  • "Does training on lifting techniques adversely affect case handling times?." 2002, Presented at American Society of Safety Engineers Monthly Meeting, Chicago,
  • "Reducing musculoskeletal injuries in the fire service: A program of participatory research.." 2004, Presented at University of Michigan’s Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering NORA seminar series,, Ann Arbor,
  • "Understanding Low Back Pain." 2005, Presented at Honda Environmental & Safety/Ergonomics Supplier Symposium, Cincinnati,
  • "Teaming Management and Employees to Identify and Address Ergonomics Issues That Matter in Distribution Centers." 2011, Presented at Promat 2011,
  • "Distribution Center Ergonomics: Assessing Back Injury Risk and Developing Interventions." 2011, Presented at 2011 Ohio Safety Congress,
  • "Addressing the Patient Handling Needs of Imaging Technologists." 2011, Presented at The 11th Annual Safe Patient Handling and Movement Conference,
  • "Applying an Ergonomics Approach (for lifting and moving) to EMS Providers." 2012, Presented at 2012 Local Heros Conference,
  • "Distribution Center Ergonomics: Developing Interventions to Prevent Back Injuries." 2012, Presented at IIE Annual Conference and Expo,
  • "Stair Descent Devices: An Ergonomic Evaluation of Evacuation Equipment Used by Firefighters.." 2012, Presented at National Fire Protection Association annual meeting,
  • "Baggage handing in an airplane cargo hold: An ergonomic intervention study.." 2012, Presented at International Aircraft Expo, International Aircraft Equipment Manufacturers Association,
  • "A comparison of the physical demands experienced when using different sled-type emergency stair descent devices that could be used for hospital healthcare facility evacuations." 2013, Presented at HFES 2013 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Advancing the cause,
  • "Distribution Center Ergonomics: Assessing Back Injury Risk and Developing Interventions." 2013, Presented at 2013 Ohio Safety Congress,
  • "Designing Hospital Patent Rooms to Meet the Ergonomic Needs of Occupational Stakeholders." 2014, Presented at Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Advancing the cause,
  • "Bringing Ergonomics to Distribution Centers." 2014, Presented at MODEX Show,
  • "Trunk muscle co contraction in twisted trunk postures." 1992, Presented at Industrial Engineering Research Conference,
  • "Dynamic 3-Dimensional Trunk Motion in Occupational Low Back Disorders." 1993, Presented at Preventitive Medicine Grand Rounds, Chicago,
  • "Preventing Back Injuries." 1994, Presented at IIE Chapter 180 Divsional Meeting, Chicago,
  • "Ergonomics." 1995, Presented at IIE Chapter 180 Divsional Meeting, Chicago,
  • "Baggage Handling in an Aircraft Cargo Hold: The Potential for Ergonomic Interventions." 2005, Presented at American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo, Anaheim,
  • "Ergonomic Interventions aimed at EMS workers." 2005, Presented at Ergonomic Interventions and Research: Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in Healthcare, Construction, and Other Industries, Berkley,
  • "Development of a New Technique for Assessing Back Disorder Risk in Distribution Work." 2006, Presented at Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders, San Francisco,
  • "Ergonomic in the Workforce." 2006, Presented at OSU/OSHA Safety Day,
  • "Distribution Center Ergonomics: Assessing Back Injury Risk and Developing Interventions." 2012, Presented at MODEX,
  • "Controlling Musculoskeletal Risk in Distribution Centers." 2012, Presented at 2012 Ohio Safety Congress,
  • "Enabling people to work smarter, Not Harder: Incorporating ergonomic principles into material handing systems." 2013, Presented at Material Handling Teachers Institute,
  • "How Can we Evacuate Individuals with Disabilities from High Rise Buildings Safely and Efficiently?." 2013, Presented at Invited seminar lecture, Industrial & Systems Engineering,,
  • "Applied Ergonomics Tools: The Ergonomist’s Wish List." 2014, Presented at The 17th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference,
  • "Stair Descent Device Performance: Current Research and Standards Efforts." 2014, Presented at FEMA Getting Real II: Promising practices in inclusive emergency management for the whole community.,
  • "The Role of Back Belts in the Prevention of Low Back Pain." 1997, Presented at Current Topics in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Grand Rapids, MI,
  • "Measuring hazards in your workplace." 1997, Presented at Practical applications in ergonomics today, Chicago,
  • "The effects of sudden loads on low back tissues." 1998, Presented at University of Michigan Industrial Engieering Seminar Series, Ann Arbor,
  • "Back Belt Efficacy: NIOSH Laboratory and Epidemiologic Studies." 1999, Presented at American Public Health Association, Annual Meeting,
  • "High Risk Patient Handling Tasks for EMTs." 2008, Presented at 8th Annual Safe Patient Handling and Movement Conference,
  • "Safe Transporting of Patients Down Stairs: Solutions for EMS." 2009, Presented at 9th Annual Safe Patient Handling and Movement Conference,
  • "Imaging Technologists: Patient Handling Needs and Interventions." 2012, Presented at The 12th Annual Safe Patient Handling and Movement Conference,
  • "Care Activities that Place Family Caregivers at Risk." 2012, Presented at The 12th Annual Safe Patient Handling and Movement Conference,
  • "Participatory ergonomics applied to radiographers work." 2013, Presented at HFES 2013 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Advancing the cause,
  • "Ergonomic Evaluation of Stair Descent Devices used for the Evacuation of High Rise Buildings." 2013, Presented at National Fire Protection Association annual meeting,
  • "Load and go with Ergo, How do we train this?." 2013, Presented at 5th Annual Instructor Development Symposium: Instruments for Instructional Improvement,
  • "xlii. Preventing Injuries That Result From Lifting: Taking the Science Behind Spine Biomechanics Into Industry." 2000, Presented at American Society of Biomechanic, Chicago,
  • "Sudden Loading: What We Know About Minimizing Injury Potential." 2000, Presented at International seminar for scientists with interest and experience in Low Back Pain among workers in the health care sector, Copenhagen, DK|DNK
  • "Lifting Techniques for First Responders." 2005, Presented at Ohio Safety Congress and Expo,

Papers in Proceedings

2007

  • Lavender SA, Marras W, Ferguson SA, Splittstoesser R, Yang R, Schabo P. "Quantifying load moment exposure in distribution center work.." in PREMUS 2007. (1 2007).
  • Ferguon SA, Marras WS, Lavender SA, Splittstoesser RE, Yang G, Schabo PA "Differences between lifting and lowering manual material handling tasks in distribution centers.." in Proceedings of The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 51st Annual Meeting. (1 2007). 943 - 946.
  • Sommerich CM, Lavender SA, Buford, JA, Korkmaz SV, Banks JJ, Pease WS "Effects of a repetitive moderately forceful pinching task on sensory nerve conduction velocity: A primate model of carpal tunnel syndrome.." in PREMUS 2007. (1 2007).
  • Splittstoesser RE, Korkmaz SV, Sommerich CM, Lavender SA "A comparison of computer workstation adjustments made by users following web-based instructions and those of an ergonomics professional.." in Proceedings of The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 51st Annual Meeting. (1 2007). 879 - 883.