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NIOSH fast facts: home healthcare workers - how to prevent musculoskeletal disorders.

Authors
NIOSH
Source
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2012-120, 2012 Feb; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20040329
Abstract
A work-related musculoskeletal disorder is an injury of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, joints, cartilage, bones, or blood vessels in the arms, legs, head, neck, or back that is caused or aggravated by work tasks such as lifting, pushing, and pulling. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, swelling, numbness, and tingling. Lifting and moving clients create a high risk for back injury and other musculoskeletal disorders for home healthcare workers. This document is also available in Chinese: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-120/pdfs/2012-120chi.pdf and Polish: https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2012-120/pdfs/2012-120pol.pdf
Keywords
Health-care; Medical-care; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Medical-equipment; Health-care-personnel; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Muscular-disorders; Manual-lifting; Manual-materials-handling; Repetitive-work; Back-injuries; Cumulative-trauma; Cumulative-trauma-disorders; Biomechanics
Publication Date
20120201
Document Type
Numbered Publication
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
(NIOSH) 2012-120; B02292012
NIOSH Division
EID
Priority Area
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
OH
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