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Control of ergonomic hazards in commercial drycleaning.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 2000 Aug; 15(8):596-597
NIOSHTIC No.
20020660
Abstract
Ergonomic risk factors increase the threat of injury to the musculoskeletal system of the worker. Musculoskeletal disorders are caused by repetitive motions, awkward postures, excessive reaching, and precision gripping. In the drycleaning industry, ergonomic risks occur during garment transfer, pressing, and bagging. These activities, combined with a high work rate and frequency, may cause physical discomfort and musculoskeletal problems for workers. Disorders can include damage to tendons, muscles, nerves, and ligaments of the hand, wrist, arm, shoulder, neck, and back.
Keywords
Cumulative-trauma; Cumulative-trauma-disorders; Repetitive-work; Musculoskeletal-system; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Ergonomics; Dry-cleaning-industry; Body-mechanics; Control-methods; Occupational-exposure; Industrial-hazards; Industrial-design; Health-hazards; Work-areas; Work-practices; Risk-factors; Equipment-design
CODEN
AOEHE9
Publication Date
20000801
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
8
ISSN
1047-322X
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS; DPSE; EID
Source Name
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
State
OH
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