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Preventing Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Sonography

September 2006
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2006-148
cover page of 2006-148

Sonographers are at risk for developing work-related musculoskeletal disorders such as inflammation of the tendons (tendonitis) or tendon sheaths (tenosynovitis), bursitis, muscle strains, and pathology of the nerves in the upper extremities, neck, and back. NIOSH recommends appropriate engineering controls, work practices, hazard communication, and training to prevent these work-related musculoskeletal disorders.