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Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: a construction bibliography.

Washington, DC: Center to Protect Workers' Rights, 1993 Jul; :1-122
The focus of this bibliography is on construction work and work-related musculoskeletal disorders. The scope Gomes primarily from the biomedical, industrial hygiene, and ergonomic literature available through such online and CD-ROM bibliographic databases as The National Library of Medicine's MEDLARS system of databases, The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Technical Information Center's (NIOSHTIC) database, and Excerpta Medica. Bibliographic citations from authors have also supplied a number of the research articles, particularly for some of the construction related research. The Center to Protect Workers' Rights has provided a number of the citations in the bibliography. The majority of the research collected here is available from reviewed journals as part of the scholarly communication system. Primary access to the research represented in this bibliography is through the construction work performed. All construction related citations are placed under the relevant work category. Here the user of the bibliography can gain an idea of what is known about the risk, or job factors, and health outcomes for those who work in the construction trades. There is obviously very little research on many of the trades and the tasks they must perform. 'Additional citations from the wider universe of research on work-related musculoskeletal disorders are located under the region or nature of the disorder, and in the appropriate ergonomic categories. Many of the abstracts are those supplied by the authors and available through the National Library of Medicine's Medline database, or entered from the article abstract. For journals not indexed by Medline or without author abstracts, the abstracts provided through NIOSHTIC's CD-ROM have been used and are so noted. The annotations for the Bvaahalsan Bulletin abstracts highlight some of the findings of the Swedish research these English abstracts report.
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Ergonomics; Construction-workers; Construction-industry; Injury-prevention; Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Biomarkers; Carpal-tunnel-syndrome; Masons; Electrical-workers; Hand-tools; Knee-disorders; Back-injuries; Neck-injuries; Plumbing; Plumbers; Roofing-and-sheet-metal-work; Vibration-exposure; Welding
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Cooperative Agreement; Construction
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Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Construction Bibliography
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Center to Protect Workers' Rights