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Upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders. Current trends.

Authors
Habes-DJ
Source
Occupational Ergonomics. Theory and Applications. Bhattacharya A, McGlothlin JD, eds., New York: Marcel Dekker, 1996 Apr; :581-603
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00238737
Abstract
The concept of work related cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) was considered, and some of the trends in analysis and control of these disorders were discussed. Upper extremity CTDs were defined as regional impairments of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and joints that are associated with work related mechanical trauma. CTDs included tendinitis, tenosynovitis, synovitis, myalgia, bursitis, peritendinitis, epicondylitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The chapter detailed common CTDs and their symptoms, the development of CTDs including work related factors and nonoccupational factors, and industries and job tasks commonly reported causing CTDs; the incidence rate and costs associated with CTDs; and controlling CTDs through worksite analysis, hazard prevention and control medical management, and training and education. The application of ergonomic principles was considered, including the work done by NIOSH through the Health Evaluation and Technical Assistance (HETA) program. The role of OSHA and other legislation and guidelines in the future of CTDs was considered.
Keywords
Ergonomics; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Arm-injuries; Cumulative-trauma-disorders; Muscle-function; Repetitive-work; Job-stress; Physical-stress; Occupational-medicine
Publication Date
19960101
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Bhattacharya-A; McGlothlin-JD
Fiscal Year
1996
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780824794194
NIOSH Division
DBBS
Priority Area
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders
Source Name
Occupational Ergonomics. Theory and Applications
State
NY; OH
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