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Steve Lavender

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

Chapters

2006

  • 2006. "Application of Ergonomics to the Legs." In Fundamentals and assessment tools for occupational ergonomics: The occupational ergonomics handbook, edited by W.S. Marras and W. Karwowski,

2001

  • 2001. "Human Body Positioning Analysis." In International encyclopedia of ergonomics and human factors,

1997

  • 1997. "Job accommodation with respect to the lower extremity." In Musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace: principles and practice, edited by M. Nordin, G.B.J. Andersson, M.M. Pope, D. Leger,
  • 1997. "Evaluation of Muscle Function." In The Adult Spine: Principles and Practice, edited by J.W. Frymoyer,

1995

  • 1995. "Applications in ergonomics." In Three-dimensional analysis of human movement, edited by P. Allard, I.A.F. Stokes, J.P. Blanchi,

Journal Articles

2018

  • Wang, X.; Lavender, S.A.; Sommerich, C., 2018, "The Effects of Load Stability and Visual Access During Asymmetric Lifting Tasks on Back and Upper Extremity Biomechanical Responses." Human Factors

2017

  • Patterson, E.S.; Sanders, E.B-N.; Sommerich, C.M.; Lavender, S.A. et al., 2017, "Meeting Patient Expectations During Hospitalization: A Grounded Theoretical Analysis of Patient-Centered Room Elements." HERD-HEALTH ENVIRONMENTS RESEARCH & DESIGN JOURNAL 10, no. 5, 95-110 - 95-110.

2016

  • Darragh, A.R.; Lavender, S.; Polivka, B.; Sommerich, C.M. et al., 2016, "Gaming Simulation as Health and Safety Training for Home Health Care Workers." CLINICAL SIMULATION IN NURSING 12, no. 8, 328-335 - 328-335.
  • Sommerich, C.M.; Lavender, S.A.; Evans, K.D.; Sanders, E. et al., 2016, "Collaborating with mammographers to address their work-related musculoskeletal discomfort." ERGONOMICS 59, no. 10, 1307-1317 - 1307-1317.
  • Yen, W-T.; Sommerich, C.M.; Lavender, S.A.; Flinn, S.R. et al., 2016, "Evaluation of jar lid design characteristics by older women with hand use limitations." APPLIED ERGONOMICS 52, 177-184 - 177-184.
  • Sommerich, C.M.; Lavender, S.A.; Evans, K.; Sanders, E. et al., 2016, "Collaborating with cardiac sonographers to develop work-related musculoskeletal disorder interventions." ERGONOMICS 59, no. 9, 1193-1204 - 1193-1204.

2015

  • Sommerich, C.M.; Lavender, S.A.; Umar, R.Z.R.; Li, J. et al., 2015, "A biomechanical and subjective comparison of two powered ambulance cots." ERGONOMICS 58, no. 11, 1885-1896 - 1885-1896.

2013

  • Lavender,Steven,A; Mehta,Jay,P; Allread,W,Gary, 2013, "Comparisons of tibial accelerations when walking on a wood composite vs. a concrete mezzanine surface." APPLIED ERGONOMICS 44, no. 5, 824-827 - 824-827.
  • Yen,Wei-Ting; Flinn,Sharon,R; Sommerich,Carolyn,M; Lavender,Steven,A; Sanders,Elizabeth,BN, 2013, "Preference of lid design characteristics by older adults with limited hand function." JOURNAL OF HAND THERAPY 26, no. 3, 261-271 - 261-271.
  • Flinn, S.R.; Sanders, E.B-N.; Yen, W-T.; Sommerich, C.M. et al., 2013, "Empowering Elderly Women with Osteoarthritis Through Hands-On Exploration of Adaptive Equipment Concepts." OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY INTERNATIONAL 20, no. 4, 163-172 - 163-172.
  • 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 - 163-172.
  • Lavender, S.A., Mehta, J.P., Allread, W.G., 2013, "Comparisons of Tibial Shock When Walking on Four Different Flooring Surface Materials Used in Distribution Centers." Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting N/A, 962-966 - 962-966.

2012

  • Parthun, M.R., 2012, "Histone acetyltransferase 1: More than just an enzyme?." BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-GENE REGULATORY MECHANISMS 1819, no. 3-4, 256-263 - 256-263.
  • Lavender,Steven,A; Marras,William,S; Ferguson,Sue,A; Splittstoesser,Riley,E; Yang,Gang, 2012, "Developing Physical Exposure-Based Back Injury Risk Models Applicable to Manual Handling Jobs in Distribution Centers." JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE 9, no. 7, 450-459 - 450-459.
  • Sommerich,Carolyn,M; Lavender,Steven,A; Umar,Radin,Zaid Radin; Le,Peter; Mehta,Jay; Ko,Pei-Ling; Farfan,Rafael; Dutt,Mohini; Park,Sanghyun, 2012, "A biomechanical and subjective assessment and comparison of three ambulance cot design configurations." ERGONOMICS 55, no. 11, 1350-1361 - 1350-1361.
  • Weiler,Monica,R; Lavender,Steven,A; Crawford,J,Mac; Reichelt,Paul,A; Conrad,Karen,M; Browne,Michael,W, 2012, "Identification of factors that affect the adoption of an ergonomic intervention among Emergency Medical Service workers.." Ergonomics 55, no. 11, 1362-1372 - 1362-1372.
  • Czuba,Laura,Rae; Sommerich,Carolyn,M; Lavender,Steven,A, 2012, "Ergonomic and safety risk factors in home health care: Exploration and assessment of alternative interventions." WORK-A JOURNAL OF PREVENTION ASSESSMENT & REHABILITATION 42, no. 3, 341-353 - 341-353.

2010

  • Marras,William,S; Lavender,Steven,A; Ferguson,Sue,A; Splittstoesser,Riley,E; Yang,Gang, 2010, "Quantitative biomechanical workplace exposure measures: Distribution centers." JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY 20, no. 5, 813-822 - 813-822.
  • Marras,William,S; Lavender,Steven,A; Ferguson,Sue,A; Splittstoesser,Riley,E; Yang,Gang, 2010, "Quantitative Dynamic Measures of Physical Exposure Predict Low Back Functional Impairment." SPINE 35, no. 8, 914-923 - 914-923.
  • Marras,William,S; Lavender,Steven,A; Ferguson,Sue,A; Splittstoesser,Riley,E; Yang,Gang; Schabo,Pete, 2010, "Instrumentation for measuring dynamic spinal load moment exposures in the workplace." JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY 20, no. 1, 1-9 - 1-9.

2009

  • Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K.; Heffner, K.L.; Glaser, R.; Malarkey, W.B. et al., 2009, "How stress and anxiety can alter immediate and late phase skin test responses in allergic rhinitis." PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINOLOGY 34, no. 5, 670-680 - 670-680.

2008

  • Natarajan,R,N; Williams,J,R; Lavender,S,A; An,H,S; Andersson,G,B, 2008, "Relationship between disc injury and manual lifting: a poroelastic finite element model study." PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART H-JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING IN MEDICINE 222, no. H2, 195-207 - 195-207.
  • Natarajan, R.N. Williams, J.R., Lavender, S.A., An, H.S., Andersson, G.B.J., 2008, "Relationship between disc injury and manual lifting - a poroelastic finite element model study." Journal of Engineering in Medicine 222, no. H, 195-207 - 195-207.

2007

  • Natarajan,R,N; Williams,J,R; Lavender,S,A; Andersson,G,BJ, 2007, "Poro-elastic finite element model to predict the failure progression in a lumbar disc due to cyclic loading." COMPUTERS & STRUCTURES 85, no. 11-14, 1142-1151 - 1142-1151.
  • Splittstoesser, R.E.; Yang, G.; Knapik, G.G.; Trippany, D.R. et al., 2007, "Spinal loading during manual materials handling in a kneeling posture." JOURNAL OF ELECTROMYOGRAPHY AND KINESIOLOGY 17, no. 1, 25-34 - 25-34.
  • Splittstoesser,Riley,E; Yang,Gang; Knapik,Greg,G; Trippany,David,R; Hoyle,Jeff,A; Lahoti,Parul; Korkmaz,Sahika,Vatan; Sommerich,Carolyn,M; Lavender,Steven,A; Marras,William,S, 2007, "Spinal loading during manual materials handling in a kneeling posture." Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 17, no. 1, 25-34 - 25-34.
  • Banks,Jacob,J; Lavender,Steven,A; Buford,John,A; Sommerich,Carolyn,M, 2007, "Measuring pad-pad pinch strength in a non-human primate: Macaca fascicularis." Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 17, no. 6, 725-730 - 725-730.
  • Sommerich,Carolyn,M; Lavender,Steven,A; Buford,John,A; Banks,Jacob,J; Korkmaz,Sahika,Vatan; Pease,William,S, 2007, "Towards development of a nonhuman primate model of carpal tunnel syndrome: Performance of a voluntary, repetitive pinching task induces median mononeuropathy in Macaca fascicularis." Journal of Orthopaedic Research 25, no. 6, 713-724 - 713-724.

2006

  • Lavender,S,A; Oleske,D,M; Andersson,G,BJ; Kwasny,M,JMorrissey, 2006, "Low-back disorder risk in automotive parts distribution." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS 36, no. 9, 755-760 - 755-760.
  • Korkmaz,S,V; Hoyle,J,A; Knapik,G,G; Splittstoesser,R,E; Yang,G; Trippany,D,R; Lahoti,P; Sommerich,C,M; Lavender,S,A; Marras,W,S, 2006, "Baggage handling in an airplane cargo hold: An ergonomic intervention study." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS 36, no. 4, 301-312 - 301-312.

2003

  • RajanBabu, T.V.; Nomura, N.; Jin, J.; Nandi, M. et al., 2003, "Heterodimerization of olefins. 1. Hydrovinylation reactions of olefins that are amenable to asymmetric catalysis.." The Journal of organic chemistry 68, no. 22, 8431-8446 - 8431-8446.
  • Sloutsky, V.M.; Napolitano, A.C., 2003, "Is a picture worth a thousand words? Preference for auditory modality in young children.." Child development 74, no. 3, 822-833 - 822-833.
  • Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K.; Bane, C.; Glaser, R.; Malarkey, W.B., 2003, "Love, marriage, and divorce: Newlyweds' stress hormones foreshadow relationship changes." JOURNAL OF CONSULTING AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY 71, no. 1, 176-188 - 176-188.

2002

  • Snow, A.A., 2002, "Transgenic crops - why gene flow matters." NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY 20, no. 6, 542-542 - 542-542.
  • Cooksey, E.C.; Mott, F.L.; Neubauer, S.A., 2002, "Friendships and early relationships: Links to sexual initiation among American adolescents born to young mothers." PERSPECTIVES ON SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH 34, no. 3, 118-126 - 118-126.
  • Lavender, S.A., Lorenz, E., Andersson, G.B.J., 2002, "Does training on lifting techniques adversely affect case handling times?." Professional Safety 12, 30-35 - 30-35.
  • Lavender, S.A., Marras, W.S., Sabol, R.J., 2002, "Mexican anthropometric data for workstation design." American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal 63, 300-304 - 300-304.
  • Lorenz, E.P., Lavender, S.A. Andersson, G.B.J., 2002, "The effectiveness of specific techniques taught in the lift training process." Physiotherapy Theory & Practice 18, 175-191 - 175-191.

2001

  • Chen, B., Lavender, S., Andersson, G.B.J., 2001, "The magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine in out-patients with low back pain." Journal of Musculoskeletal Research 5, 261-267 - 261-267.

1999

  • Glaser, R.; Kiecolt-Glaser, P.K.; Marucha, P.T.; MacCallum, R.C. et al., 1999, "Stress-related changes in proinflammatory cytokine production in wounds." ARCHIVES OF GENERAL PSYCHIATRY 56, no. 5, 450-456 - 450-456.

1998

  • Lavender, S.A., Chen, S.H., Li, Y.C., Andersson, G.B.J., 1998, "The effectiveness of a lifting belt in reducing muscle loading of the spine during maximal and submaximal pulling tasks on slippery and non-slippery surfaces." Human Factors 40, 159-172 - 159-172.

1996

  • Pettijohn, T.F.; Pettijohn, T.F., 1996, "Perceived happiness of college students measured by Maslow's hierarchy of needs.." Psychological reports 79, no. 3 Pt 1, 759-762 - 759-762.

1995

  • McNeil, T.W., Andersson, G.B.J., Schell, B., Sinkora, G., Nelson, J., Lavender, S.A., 1995, "Epidural administration of Methylprednisolone and morphine for pain a spinal operation." J. of Bone and Joint Surgery 77A, 1814-1818 - 1814-1818.
  • Lavender,S,A; KENYERI,R, 1995, "LIFTING BELTS - A PSYCHOPHYSICAL ANALYSIS." ERGONOMICS 38, no. 9, 1723-1727 - 1723-1727.
  • Marras, W.S., Lavender, S.A., Leurgans, S.E., Fathallah, F.A., Ferguson, S.A., Allread, W.G., Rajulu, S.L., 1995, "Trunk motion and occupationally related low back disorder risk." Ergonomics 38, 377-410 - 377-410.

1994

  • Lavender,S; TRAFIMOW,J; Andersson,G,BJ; MAYER,R,S; Chen,I,H, 1994, "TRUNK MUSCLE ACTIVATION - THE EFFECTS OF TORSO FLEXION, MOMENT DIRECTION, AND MOMENT MAGNITUDE." SPINE 19, no. 7, 771-778 - 771-778.

1993

  • Lavender, S.A., Andersson, G.B.J., 1993, "Ergonomic principles applied to the lumbar spine." J. of Disability 3, 1-15 - 1-15.
  • MARRAS, W.S.; LAVENDER, S.A.; LEURGANS, S.E.; RAJULU, S.L. et al., 1993, "THE ROLE OF DYNAMIC 3-DIMENSIONAL TRUNK MOTION IN OCCUPATIONALLY-RELATED LOW-BACK DISORDERS - THE EFFECTS OF WORKPLACE FACTORS, TRUNK POSITION, AND TRUNK MOTION CHARACTERISTICS ON RISK OF INJURY." SPINE 18, no. 5, 617-628 - 617-628.
  • Marras,W,S; Lavender,S,A; Leurgans,S,E; Rajulu,S,L; Allread,W,G; Fathallah,F,A; Ferguson,S,A, 1993, "THE ROLE OF DYNAMIC 3-DIMENSIONAL TRUNK MOTION IN OCCUPATIONALLY-RELATED LOW-BACK DISORDERS - THE EFFECTS OF WORKPLACE FACTORS, TRUNK POSITION, AND TRUNK MOTION CHARACTERISTICS ON RISK OF INJURY." Spine 18, no. 5, 617-628 - 617-628.

1989

  • Lavender,S,A; Mirka,G,A; SCHOENMARKLIN,R,W; Sommerich,C,M; SUDHAKAR,L,R; Marras,W,S, 1989, "THE EFFECTS OF PREVIEW AND TASK SYMMETRY ON TRUNK MUSCLE RESPONSE TO SUDDEN LOADING." HUMAN FACTORS 31, no. 1, 101-115 - 101-115.
  • Lavender, S.A.; Mirka, G.A.; Schoenmarklin, R.W.; Sommerich, C.M. et al., 1989, "The effects of preview and task symmetry on trunk muscle response to sudden loading.." Human factors 31, no. 1, 101-115 - 101-115.

Unknown

  • Darragh, A.R., Sommerich, C., Lavender, S., Tanner, K.B., Vogel, K., Campo, M., "Musculoskeletal Discomfort, Physical Demand and Caregiving Activities in Informal Caregivers." Journal of Applied Gerontology
  • Mehta, J.P., Lavender, S.A., "Exploring Fatigue related Behavioral and Motor Coordination changes associated with Asymmetric Repetitive Lifting Activity." Ergonomics

Presentations

  • "Does training on lifting techniques adversely affect case handling times?." 2002, Presented at American Society of Safety Engineers Monthly Meeting,
  • "Understanding Low Back Pain." 2005, Presented at Honda Environmental & Safety/Ergonomics Supplier Symposium,
  • "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,
  • "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,,
  • "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,
  • "Baggage Handling in an Aircraft Cargo Hold: The Potential for Ergonomic Interventions." 2005, Presented at American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo,
  • "Ergonomic Interventions aimed at EMS workers." 2005, Presented at Ergonomic Interventions and Research: Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in Healthcare, Construction, and Other Industries,
  • "Development of a New Technique for Assessing Back Disorder Risk in Distribution Work." 2006, Presented at Prevention of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders,
  • "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,
  • "Measuring hazards in your workplace." 1997, Presented at Practical applications in ergonomics today,
  • "The effects of sudden loads on low back tissues." 1998, Presented at University of Michigan Industrial Engieering Seminar Series,
  • "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,
  • "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,
  • "Lifting Techniques for First Responders." 2005, Presented at Ohio Safety Congress and Expo,
  • "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,
  • "Molecular characterization of Aegyptianella pullorum (Rickettsiales, Anaplasmataceae)."

Papers in Proceedings

2013

  • Yen, W.T., Sommerich, C., Lavender, S., Flinn, S., Sanders E. "Product Physical Interface Design Characteristics for Older Adults with Hand Use Limitations: Laboratory Study." (1 2013).
  • Sommerich, C.M., Lavender, S.A., Radin Umar, R.Z., Park, S.H., Li, J., Dutt, M. "Powered Ambulance Cots: Effects of Design Differences on Muscle Activity and Subjective Perceptions of Operators." (1 2013).
  • Lavender, S.A., Mehta, J.P., Allread, W.G. "Comparisons of Tibial Shock When Walking on Four Different Flooring Surface Materials Used in Distribution Centers." (1 2013).
  • Lavender, S.A.; Mehta, J.P.; Allread, W.G. "Comparisons of tibial shock when walking on four different flooring surface materials used in distribution centers." (12 2013).
  • Lavender, S.A.; Mehta, J.P.; Hedman, G.E.; Park, S. et al. "An ergonomic evaluation of hand-carried, tracktype, and sled-type stair descent devices used for high rise building evacuation." (12 2013).
  • Sommerich, C.M.; Lavender, S.A.; Umar, R.Z.R.; Park, S.H. et al. "Powered ambulance cots: Effects of design differences on muscle activity and subjective perceptions of operators." (12 2013).
  • Lavender, S.A., Mehta, J.P., Hedman, G.E., Park, S., Reichelt, P.A., Conrad, K.M. "An Ergonomic Evaluation of Hand-Carried, Track-Type, and Sled-Type Stair Descent Devices Used for High Rise Building Evacuation." (1 2013).

2012

  • Lavender, S.A., Mehta, J.P., Hedman, G.E., Park, S., Reichelt, P.A., Conrad, K.M. "Ergonomic evaluation of track-type stair descent devices used for evacuation of high rise buildings." (1 2012).
  • Lavender, S., Mehta, J, Park, S., Hedman, G., Reichelt, P., Conrad, K. "Ergonomic evaluation of manually carried and track-type stair descent devices used for the evacuation of high rise buildings." (1 2012).
  • Lavender, S.A.; Mehta, J.P.; Hedman, G.E.; Park, S. et al. "Ergonomic evaluation of track-type stair descent devices used for the evacuation of high rise buildings." (12 2012).

2011

  • Johnson, M., Lavender, S.A., Crawford, J.M., Reichelt, P.A., Conrad, K.M. "Identification of factors that affect the adoption of ergonomic interventions among EMS workers." (1 2011).
  • Lavender, S.A., Ko, P.L., Sommerich, C.M. "Biomechanical evaluation of the Eco-Pick Lift Assist: Could this device potentially prevent back and shoulder injuries in people doing pick-to-pallet jobs in distribution centers?." (1 2011).
  • Mehta, J.P., Kim, T.H., Lavender, S.A. "Can twisting and lateral bending motions be controlled through adjustments to transfer distance when boxes are lifted from varying heights?." (1 2011).
  • Mehta, J.; Kim, T.H.; Lavender, S.A. "Can twisting and lateral bending motions be controlled through adjustments to transfer distance when boxes are lifted from varying heights?." (11 2011).
  • Lavender, S.A.; Ko, P.L.; Sommerich, C. "Biomechanical evaluation of the Eco Pick lift assist: Could this device potentially prevent back and shoulder injuries in people doing pick-to-pallet jobs in distribution centers?." (11 2011).
  • Sommerich, C.M., Lavender, S., Sanders, E., Evans, K., Joines, S., Yen, W.T., Lamar, Umar, R.Z.R. "Participatory ergonomics applied to sonographers work." (1 2011).
  • Umar, R,Z.R., Sommerich, C., Evans, K., Lavender, S., Sanders, E., Yen, W.T., Joines, S., Lamar, S. "Ergonomic interventional design of an articulating arm for echocardiography application: front-end design and pilot study." (1 2011).
  • Yen, W.T., Sommerich, C., Lavender, S., Flinn, S., Sanders, E. "Product physical interface design characteristics for older adults with hand use limitations: Exploration of users’ experiences." (1 2011).
  • Johnson, M.R.; Lavender, S.A.; Crawford, J.M.; Reichelt, P.A. et al. "Identification of factors that affect the adoption of ergonomic interventions among EMS workers." (11 2011).

2010

  • Johnson, M.R.; Lavender, S.A.; Mac Crawford, J.; Reichelt, P.A. et al. "Understanding factors that affect the adoption of ergonomic interventions among EMS workers." (12 2010).
  • Lavender, S.A., Sommerich, C.M., Johnson, M.R., Radin, Z. "Developing ergonomic interventions to reduce musculoskeletal disorders in grocery distribution centers." (1 2010).
  • Johnson, M.R., Lavender, S.A., Crawford, J.M., Reichelt, P.A., Fernandez, A.R. "Understanding factors that affect the adoption of ergonomic interventions among EMS workers." (1 2010).
  • Sommerich, C.M., Lavender, S.A., Sanders, E., Lamar, S., Evans, K., Joines, S., Yen, W.T. "Participatory ergonomics applied to mammographers’ work." (1 2010).
  • Lavender, S.A.; Sommerich, C.M.; Johnson, M.R.; Radin, Z. "Developing ergonomic interventions to reduce musculoskeletal disorders in grocery distribution centers." (12 2010).

2009

  • Marras, W.S., Lavender, S.A., Ferguson, S.A., Splittstoesser, R.E., Yang, G. "Dynamic load moment exposure and spine function impairment." (1 2009).
  • Liu, D.; Sommerich, C.M.; Sanders, E.B.N.; Lavender, S.A. "Application of a participatory methodology for investigating Personal Fall Arrest System (PFAS) usage in the construction industry." (12 2009).
  • Lavender, S.A., Johnson, M. "What transfer distance minimizes the spine twisting and side bending moments?." (1 2009).
  • Lui, D., Sommerich, C.M., Sanders, E.B.N., Lavender, S.A. "Application of a participatory methodology for investigating personal fall arrest system (PFAS) usage in the construction industry." (1 2009).

2008

  • Jagacinski, R.J., Kim, T.H., Lavender, S.A. "Rhythmic force patterns in the golf swing." (1 2008).
  • Vatan Korkmaz, S, Sommerich, C.M. Lavender, S.A. "A pilot test of participatory ergonomics and technology teams among high school teachers." (1 2008).
  • Korkmaz, S.V.; Sommerich, C.M.; Lavender, S.A. "A pilot test of Participatory Ergonomics and Technology teams among high school teachers." (12 2008).

2007

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Splittstoesser, R.E.; Korkmaz, S.V.; Sommerich, C.S.; Lavender, S.A. "A comparison of computer workstation adjustments made by users following web-based instructions and those of an ergonomics professional." (12 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).
  • Splittstoesser, R.E., Korkmaz, S.V., Sommerich, C.M., Lavender, S.A. "A comparison of computer workstation adjustments made by users following web-based instructions and those of an ergonomics professional." (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).
  • Ferguson, S.A., Marras, W.S., Lavender, S.A., Splittstoesser, R.E., Yang, G., Schabo, P.A. "Differences between lifting and lowering manual material handling tasks in distribution centers." (1 2007).

2006

  • Lavender, S.A.; Oleske, D.M.; Andersson, G.B.J.; Kwasny, M.J.M. "Low-back disorder risk in automotive parts distribution." (9 2006).
  • Lavender, S.A.; Oleske, D.M.; Andersson, G.B.J.; Kwasny, M.J.M. "Low-back disorder risk in automotive parts distribution." (9 2006).
  • Lavender, S.A.; Oleske, D.M.; Andersson, G.B.J.; Kwasny, M.J.M. "Low-back disorder risk in automotive parts distribution." (9 2006).
  • Sommerich, C.M., Lavender, S.A., Buford, J.A., Banks, J., Vatan-Korkmaz, S., Pease, W.S., Moran, S. "Developing a non-human primate experimental model for studying Carpal tunnel syndrome." (1 2006).

2005

  • Yang, G.; Splittstoesser, R.; Knapik, G.; Trippany, D. et al. "Comparison of spinal loads in kneeling and standing postures during manual materials handling." (12 2005).
  • Yang, G., Splittstoesser, R., Knapik, G., Vatan Korkmaz, S., Hoyle, J., Lahoti, P., Lavender, S.A., Sommerich, C.M., Marras, W.S. "Comparison of spinal loads in kneeling and standing postures during manual materials handling." (1 2005).

2004

  • Marras, W.S. and Lavender, S.A. "The monitoring of load moment exposure in the workplace." (1 2004).
  • Lavender, S.A., Oleske, D.M., Andersson, G.B.J., Morrissey, M., Zold-Kilbourn, P., Taylor, E. "Low back disorder risk in automotive parts distribution." (1 2004).

2001

  • Lavender, S.A., Lorenz, E., Andersson, G.B.J. "Does training on lifting techniques adversely affect case handling times?." (1 2001).

1999

  • Lavender, S.A.; Oleske, D.M.; Nicholson, L.; Andersson, G.B. et al. "Comparison of five methods used to determine low back disorder risk in a manufacturing environment.." (7 1999).
  • Lavender, S.A.; Oleske, D.M.; Nicholson, L.; Andersson, G.B.J. et al. "Comparison of five methods used to determine low back disorder risk in a manufacturing environment." (7 1999).
  • Lavender, S.A.; Oleske, D.M.; Nicholson, L.; Andersson, G.B. et al. "Comparison of five methods used to determine low back disorder risk in a manufacturing environment.." (7 1999).
  • Lavender, S.A.; Oleske, D.M.; Nicholson, L.; Andersson, G.B.J. et al. "Comparison of five methods used to determine low back disorder risk in a manufacturing environment." (7 1999).
  • Lavender, S.A.; Andersson, G.B.J. "Trunk flexion strategies during sudden loading." in 43rd Annual Meeting of the Human-Factors-and-Ergonomics-Society. (1 1999).
  • Lavender, S.A.; Andersson, G.B.J.; HFES, ; HFES, "Trunk flexion strategies during sudden loading." (1 1999).
  • Lavender, S.A.; Oleske, D.M.; Nicholson, L.; Andersson, G.B.J. et al. "Comparison of five methods used to determine low back disorder risk in a manufacturing environment." (7 1999).
  • Lavender,S,A; Andersson,G,BJ "Trunk flexion strategies during sudden loading." in 43rd Annual Meeting of the Human-Factors-and-Ergonomics-Society. (1 1999).

1998

  • Lavender, S.A., Shakeel, K., Thomas, J.S., Andersson, G.B.J. "Does a lifting belt protect the spine during sudden unexpected loading?." (1 1998).
  • Lavender, S.A.; Shakeel, K.; Thomas, J.S.; Andersson, G.B.J. "Does a lifting belt protect the spine during sudden unexpected loading?." (12 1998).

1997

  • Thomas, J.S., Lavender, S.A., Corcos, D.M., Andersson, G.B.J. "Trunk kinematics and trunk muscle activity during a suddenly applied bending moment." (1 1997).
  • Lavender,S,A; Oleske,D,M; Nicholson,L; Andersson,G,BJ; Hahn,J "A comparison of four methods commonly used to determine low-back disorder risk in a manufacturing environment." in 41st Annual Meeting of the Human-Factors-and-Ergonomics-Society. (1 1997).

1996

  • Lavender, S.A.; Chen, S.H.; Li, Y.C.; Andersson, G.B.J. "Pulling on slippery versus non-slippery surfaces: Can a lifting belt help?." in Human-Factors-and-Ergonomics-Society 40th Annual Meeting on Human Centered Technology - Key to the Future. (1 1996).
  • Lavender, S.A.; Chen, S.H.; Li, Y.C.; Andersson, G.B.J. et al. "Pulling on slippery versus non-slippery surfaces: Can a lifting belt help?." (1 1996).
  • Lavender,S,A; Chen,S,H; Li,Y,C; Andersson,G,BJ "Pulling on slippery versus non-slippery surfaces: Can a lifting belt help?." in Human-Factors-and-Ergonomics-Society 40th Annual Meeting on Human Centered Technology - Key to the Future. (1 1996).

1995

  • Lavender, S.A., Li, Y.C., Natarajan, R.N., Andersson, G.B.J. "The effects of lifting speed and load magnitude on the torsional and lateral bending moments during twisting." (1 1995).
  • Lavender, S.A., and Miller, J. "The effects of cardboard slipsheets between layers of beverage products on side-load delivery trucks: A trunk motion study." (1 1995).

1994

  • Lavender,S,A; Thomas,J,S; Chang,D; Andersson,G,BJ "The effect of lifting belts on trunk motions." in Annual International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference. (1 1994).
  • LAVENDER, S.A.; THOMAS, J.S.; CHANG, D.; ANDERSSON, G.B.J. "The effect of lifting belts on trunk motions." (1 1994).
  • LAVENDER, S.A.; THOMAS, J.S.; CHANG, D.; ANDERSSON, G.B.J. "The effect of lifting belts on trunk motions." in Annual International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference. (1 1994).

1993

  • Lavender,S,A; Chen,I,H; TRAFIMOW,J; Andersson,G,BJ "TRUNK MUSCLE ACTIVATIONS WHILE RESISTING ASYMMETRIC LOADS IN A LATERALLY BENT TRUNK POSTURE." in Human-Factors-and-Ergomonics-Society 37th Annual Meeting: Designing for Diversity. (1 1993).
  • LAVENDER, S.A.; CHEN, I.H.; TRAFIMOW, J.; ANDERSSON, G.B.J. et al. "TRUNK MUSCLE ACTIVATIONS WHILE RESISTING ASYMMETRIC LOADS IN A LATERALLY BENT TRUNK POSTURE." (1 1993).
  • LAVENDER, S.A.; CHEN, I.H.; TRAFIMOW, J.; ANDERSSON, G.B.J. "TRUNK MUSCLE ACTIVATIONS WHILE RESISTING ASYMMETRIC LOADS IN A LATERALLY BENT TRUNK POSTURE." in Human-Factors-and-Ergomonics-Society 37th Annual Meeting: Designing for Diversity. (1 1993).

1992

  • LAVENDER, S.A.; TSUANG, Y.H.; ANDERSSON, G.B.J.; SOC, H.F. "TRUNK MUSCLE ACTIVATION WHILE RESISTING ASYMMETRICALLY APPLIED LOADS IN AN AXIALLY ROTATED POSTURE." (1 1992).
  • Lavender,S; TRAFIMOW,J; Andersson,G,BJ; Mayer,S; Chen,I,H "TRUNK MUSCLE ACTIVATION - THE EFFECTS OF TORSO FLEXION, MOMENT DIRECTION, AND MOMENT MAGNITUDE." in 1992 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS AND SAFETY CONF ( AIIESC 92 ). (1 1992).
  • Lavender,S,A; Tsuang,Y,H; Andersson,G,BJ "Trunk muscle activation while resisting asymmetrically applied loads in an axially rotated posture." in 36TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUMAN FACTORS SOC : INNOVATIONS FOR INTERACTIONS. (1 1992).
  • Marras,W,S; Lavender,S,A; Leurgans,S,E; Rajulu,S,L; Allread,W,G; Fathallah,F,A; Ferguson,S,A "INDUSTRIAL QUANTIFICATION OF OCCUPATIONALLY-RELATED LOW-BACK DISORDER RISK-FACTORS." in 36TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUMAN FACTORS SOC : INNOVATIONS FOR INTERACTIONS. (1 1992).
  • LAVENDER, S.A.; TSUANG, Y.H.; ANDERSSON, G.B.J. "TRUNK MUSCLE ACTIVATION WHILE RESISTING ASYMMETRICALLY APPLIED LOADS IN AN AXIALLY ROTATED POSTURE." in 36TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUMAN FACTORS SOC : INNOVATIONS FOR INTERACTIONS. (1 1992).

1991

  • Lavender,S; Andersson,G,BJ; Tsuang,Y,H; Hafezi,A "TRUNK MUSCLE COACTIVATION - THE EFFECTS OF LOAD ASYMMETRY AND LOAD MAGNITUDE." in 35TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUMAN FACTORS SOC. (1 1991).
  • LAVENDER, S.A. "PREPARATORY RESPONSE STRATEGIES SEEN PRIOR TO SUDDEN LOADING OF THE TORSO WHILE IN CONSTRAINED POSTURES." (1 1991).
  • Lavender, S.A. "The changes in preparatory response strategies seen prior to sudden loading of the torso due to the use of a temporal warning stimulus." (1 1991).
  • Lavender,S,A "Preparatory response strategies seen prior to sudden loading of the torso while in constrained postures." in 1991 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONF ON INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS AND SAFETY. (1 1991).
  • LAVENDER, S.A. "PREPARATORY RESPONSE STRATEGIES SEEN PRIOR TO SUDDEN LOADING OF THE TORSO WHILE IN CONSTRAINED POSTURES." in 1991 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONF ON INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS AND SAFETY. (1 1991).
  • Lavender,S; Andersson,G,BJ; Tsuang,Y,H; Hafezi,A "TRUNK MUSCLE COACTIVATION - THE EFFECTS OF LOAD ASYMMETRY AND LOAD MAGNITUDE." in 35TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUMAN FACTORS SOC. (1 1991).
  • Lavender, S.A., Andersson, G.B.J., Tsuang, Y.H., Hafezi, A. "Coactivation of the trunk musculature during isometric loading of the torso with non sagittally symmetric force vectors." (1 1991).
  • Nussbaum, M.A., Lavender, S.A., Hughes, R.E., Chaffin, D.B., Andersson, G.B.J. "Predicting torso muscle activity during asymmetric load: A comparison of three optimization models." (1 1991).

1990

  • Lavender, S.A. "The development of preparatory strategies in anticipation of sudden loading of the torso." (1 1990).

1989

  • MARRAS, W.S.; SUDHAKAR, L.R.; LAVENDER, S.A.; SOC, H.F. "3-DIMENSIONAL MEASURES OF TRUNK MOTION COMPONENTS DURING MANUAL MATERIALS HANDLING IN INDUSTRY." (1 1989).
  • MARRAS, W.S.; SUDHAKAR, L.R.; LAVENDER, S.A. "3-DIMENSIONAL MEASURES OF TRUNK MOTION COMPONENTS DURING MANUAL MATERIALS HANDLING IN INDUSTRY." in 33RD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUMAN FACTORS SOC : PERSPECTIVES. (1 1989).
  • Marras,W,S; SUDHAKAR,L,R; Lavender,S,A "3-DIMENSIONAL MEASURES OF TRUNK MOTION COMPONENTS DURING MANUAL MATERIALS HANDLING IN INDUSTRY." in 33RD ANNUAL MEETING OF THE HUMAN FACTORS SOC : PERSPECTIVES. (1 1989).
  • Lavender, S.A., Sommerich, C.M., and Marras, W.S. "Temporal variability in trunk muscular activation in response to unexpected sudden loading conditions." (1 1989).

1988

  • Lavender, S.A., Sommerich, C.M., Sudhakar, L.R., and Marras, W.S. "Trunk muscle loading in non sagittally symmetric postures as a result of sudden unexpected loading conditions." (1 1988).
  • Sudhakar, L.R., Schoenmarklin, R.W., Lavender, S.A., and Marras, W.S. "The effects of gloves on grip strength and muscle activity." (1 1988).

1987

  • Lavender, S.A. and Marras, W.S. "The effects of seam height, scaling method, and bar weight distribution on scaling effectiveness and electromyographic activity." (1 1987).

1986

  • Lavender, S.A., Marras, W.S. "Analysis of Hand tool use in the underground mining industries." (1 1986).
  • Marras, W.S., Lavender, S.A., Rangarajulu, S.L. "The effects of expectation of trunk loading." (1 1986).

Patents

  • Johnson,Lee,Edward; Lavender,Steven,Alan. "System for analyzing the motion of lifting an object." Patent number: 6050963