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An Overview of NIOSH Research Activities to Reduce Low Back Injuries.

Authors
Pizatella-TJ; McGlothlin-JD; Putz-Anderson-V
Source
Manual Material Handling: Understanding and Preventing Back Trauma (Conference Proceedings), San Francisco, California, May 17, 1988 1989:103-108
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00204584
Abstract
NIOSH research activities for reducing the incidence of low back injuries were discussed. The rationale for attempting to reduce the incidence of work related back injuries was presented. Back injury is the most frequent and costly type of musculoskeletal disorder. Back injuries accounted for 630,000 disabling work related injuries in 1979. The NIOSH low back injury program was described. The low back injury program was part of the NIOSH national strategy for preventing or reducing the number of musculoskeletal system injuries in the workplace. The national program involved four broad areas: refining surveillance systems, evaluating cause and effect relationships, controlling occupational risk factors, and increasing awareness and stimulating interventions to prevent back injuries. Activities within each area were summarized.
Keywords
Back-injuries; Epidemiology; Accident-statistics; Accident-prevention; Safety-research; Industrial-safety; Surveillance-programs;
Publication Date
19890101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings;
Editors
Kroemer-KH; McGlothlin-JD; Bobick-TG;
Fiscal Year
1989
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Source Name
Manual Material Handling: Understanding and Preventing Back Trauma (Conference Proceedings), San Francisco, California, May 17, 1988
State
CA; OH;
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