Occupational Health Protection (OHP) is mandatory by law and can be accomplished by considering the participation of others besides occupational physicians. The data shared can originate knowledge that might influence other processes related to occupational risk prevention. In this study, we used Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods to extract patterns among records shared under these circumstances over two years in the automotive industry. Records featuring OHP data against physical working conditions were selected, and a database of 383 profiles was designed. As Occupational Health Protection profiles under study are associated with work functional ability reduction, the body part(s) (n = 14) where it occurred were identified. Association Rules (ARs) coupled with Natural Language Processing techniques were applied to find meaningful hidden relationships and to identify the occurrence of protection profiles being assigned to at least two body parts simultaneously. After filtering ARs using three metrics (support, confidence, and lift), 54 ARs were found. The distribution of simultaneous body parts is presented as being higher in Special projects (n = 5). The results can use in: (i) design a multi-site body parts functional work ability (loss) model; (ii) model the capacity of organizations to retain workers in their working settings and (iii) prevent work-related musculoskeletal symptoms.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Dec 2022|
- Association rules mining
- automotive industry
- natural language processing
- occupational health protection profiles