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Health hazard evaluation report: HETA-84-187-L1966, Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Authors
Fidler-AT
Source
NIOSH 1989 May; :1-9
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00188706
Abstract
In response to a request from the management of the Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, an investigation was made of working conditions at the site which might be contributing to the incidence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and ganglionic cysts among employees engaged as machine helpers in the bindery area. A self administered questionnaire was completed by 75 full time employees in the bindery area to determine the frequency of wrist and forearm symptoms occurring in the preceding month. Questions also addressed specific diagnoses which had been rendered for certain wrist conditions. Eighteen workers were medically evaluated, and videotapes were made of these workers for ergonomic evaluation. Of four individuals identified as potential CTS cases, only one was considered to actually have CTS based on both initial and followup questionnaires and the results of a physical examination. In a subsequent review of OSHA 200 Logs for 1978 through March of 1984, 17 conditions associated with cumulative or repeated trauma were uncovered among bindery workers. The author recommends that specific measures be taken to reduce postural stress.
Keywords
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Health-Hazard-Evaluation; NIOSH-Technical-Assistance-Report; HETA-84-187-L1966; Region-5; Hazard-Confirmed; Repetitive-work; Cumulative-trauma; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Posture; Muscle-stress; Carpal-tunnel-syndrome
Publication Date
19890501
Document Type
Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance; Field Studies
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
PB89-230528
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
HETA-84-187-L1966
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH;
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