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Don  Bloswick
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Don Bloswick

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering



Selected Publications

Tung KD, Shorti RM, Downey EC, Bloswick DS, Merryweather AS, The effect of ergonomic laparoscopic tool handle design on performance and efficiency. Surg Endosc 2015 Sep;29(9):2500-5

Merryweather AS, Morse JM, Doig AK, Godfrey NW, Gervais P, Bloswick DS, Effects of bed height on the biomechanics of hospital bed entry and egress. Work 2015;52(3):707-13

Bloswick DS, Dzugan J, Development of an ergonomics training program for the commercial fishing industry: charges, challenges and changes. J Agromedicine 2014;19(2):203

Bloswick DS, Dzugan J, Ergonomics training in the commercial fishing industry: emerging issues and gaps in knowledge. J Agromedicine 2014;19(2):87-9

Greenland KO, Merryweather AS, Bloswick DS, The effect of lifting speed on cumulative and peak biomechanical loading for symmetric lifting tasks. Saf Health Work 2013 Jun;4(2):105-10

Greenland KO, Merryweather AS, Bloswick DS, Prediction of peak back compressive forces as a function of lifting speed and compressive forces at lift origin and destination - a pilot study. Saf Health Work 2011 Sep;2(3):236-42

Merryweather AS, Loertscher MC, Bloswick DS, A revised back compressive force estimation model for ergonomic evaluation of lifting tasks. Work 2009;34(3):263-72

Sesek R, Drinkaus P, Khalighi M, Tuckett RP, Bloswick DS, Development of a carpal tunnel syndrome screening method using structured interviews and vibrotactile testing. Work 2008;30(4):403-11

Sesek RF, Khalighi M, Bloswick DS, Anderson M, Tuckett RP, Effects of prolonged wrist flexion on transmission of sensory information in carpal tunnel syndrome. J Pain 2007 Feb;8(2):137-51

Drinkaus P, Sesek R, Bloswick DS, Mann C, Bernard T, Job level risk assessment using task level ACGIH hand activity level TLV scores: a pilot study. Int J Occup Saf Ergon 2005;11(3):263-81

Drinkaus P, Bloswick DS, Sesek R, Mann C, Bernard T, Job level risk assessment using task level strain index scores: a pilot study. Int J Occup Saf Ergon 2005;11(2):141-52

Bloswick DS, Erickson J, Brown DR, Howell G, Mecham W, Maneuverability and usability analysis of three knee-extension propelled wheelchairs. Disabil Rehabil 2003 Feb 18-Mar 4;25(4-5):197-206

Elbel R, Aldana S, Bloswick D, Lyon J , A pilot study evaluating a peer led and professional led physical activity intervention with blue-collar employees. Work 2003;21(3):199-210

Sesek R, Gilkey D, Drinkaus P, Bloswick DS, Herron R, Evaluation and quantification of manual materials handling risk factors. Int J Occup Saf Ergon 2003;9(3):271-87

Drinkaus P, Sesek R, Bloswick D, Bernard T, Walton B, Joseph B, Reeve G, Counts J , Comparison of ergonomic risk assessment outputs from Rapid Upper Limb Assessment and the Strain Index for tasks in automotive assembly plants. Work 2003;21(2):165-72

Lyon JL Jr, Lillquist DR, Alder S, Stephenson D, Bloswick DS, An analysis of VDT monitor placement and daily hours of use for female bifocal users. Work 2003;20(1):77-80

Sitzman KL, Pett MA, Bloswick DS, An exploratory study of motor vehicle use in home visiting nurses. Home Healthc Nurse 2002 Dec;20(12):784-92; quiz 793

Suruda A, Whitaker B, Bloswick D, Philips P, Sesek , Impact of the OSHA trench and excavation standard on fatal injury in the construction industry. J Occup Environ Med 2002 Oct;44(10):902-5

Sitzman KL, Pett MA, Bloswick DS, An exploratory study of nurse bag use by home visiting nurses. Home Healthc Nurse 2002 Apr;20(4):237-43

Silvia CE, Bloswick DS, Lillquist D, Wallace D, Perkins MS, An ergonomic comparison between mechanical and manual patient transfer techniques. Work 2002;19(1):19-34

Wick HS, Bloswick DS, Use of Ergonomics as a Quality Improvement Tool in a Manual Assembly Task. Int J Occup Saf Ergon 1998;4(1):19-42

Meservy D, Suruda AJ, Bloswick D, Lee J, Dumas , Ergonomic risk exposure and upper-extremity cumulative trauma disorders in a maquiladora medical devices manufacturing plant. J Occup Environ Med 1997 Aug;39(8):767-73

Bloswick DS, Brown D, King EM, Howell G, Gooch JR, Testing and evaluation of a hip extensor tricycle for children with cerebral palsy. Disabil Rehabil 1996 Mar;18(3):130-6

Smutz WP, France EP, Bloswick DS, Measurement of creep strain of flexor tendons during low-force high-frequency activities such as computer keyboard use. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 1995 Mar;10(2):67-72

Bloswick DS, Gerber A, Sebesta D, Johnson S, Mecham W, Effect of mailbag design on musculoskeletal fatigue and metabolic load. Hum Factors 1994 Jun;36(2):210-8

Johns RE Jr, Bloswick DS, Elegante JM, Colledge AL, Chronic, recurrent low back pain. A methodology for analyzing fitness for duty and managing risk under the Americans with Disabilities Act. J Occup Med 1994 May;36(5):537-47

Bloswick DS, King EM, Brown D, Gooch JR, Peters M, Evaluation of a device to exercise hip extensor muscles in children with cerebral palsy: a clinical and field study. Assist Technol 1994;6(2):147-51

King EM, Gooch JL, Howell GH, Peters ML, Bloswick DS, Brown DR, Evaluation of the hip-extensor tricycle in improving gait in children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 1993 Dec;35(12):1048-54

Howell GH, Brown DR, Bloswick DS, Bean J, Gooch JL, Design of a device to exercise hip extensor muscles in children with cerebral palsy. Assist Technol 1993;5(2):119-29

Moser R Jr, Meservy D, Lee JS, Johns RE Jr, Bloswick DS, Education in management aspects of occupational and environmental health and safety programs. J Occup Med 1989 Mar;31(3):251-6