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Prevention - a government perspective.

Authors
Nelson-RM
Source
Ergonomics 1987; 30(2):221-226
NIOSHTIC No.
00178025
Abstract
A government perspective on prevention of musculoskeletal disorders as perceived by NIOSH was presented. NIOSH identified ten leading work related disorders; two of these disorders were chronic musculoskeletal and acute trauma disorders caused by exposure to manual load handling, repetitive motion, or vibration. Short and long term objectives of the NIOSH musculoskeletal injury prevention strategy were described. Low back injury, the leading musculoskeletal disorder in the United States, was discussed. Etiology and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders were considered. NIOSH research strategy from the perspective of the Division of Safety Research in the development of effective prevention strategies for occupational musculoskeletal disorders was presented. Selected occupational safety research topics were highlighted. The topics included clinical investigation, the NIOSH low back evaluation system, laboratory investigations, and field investigations. NIOSH field studies on back injuries were reviewed.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; Occupational-exposure; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-safety-programs; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Disease-prevention; Safety-research
CODEN
ERGOAX
Publication Date
19870101
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1987
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0014-0139
NIOSH Division
DSR
Priority Area
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
Source Name
Ergonomics
State
WV
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