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Nature and cost of low back pain.

Authors
Gallagher-S; Hamrick-CA
Source
Improving safety at small underground mines. Peters RH ed. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, SP 18-94, 1994 Jan; :37-43
NIOSHTIC No.
20042070
Abstract
Low back pain (LBP) represents a huge expense to the mining industry and to society as a whole. Any effort to control the problems associated with LBP requires an understanding of the nature of LBP. This review paper was written by the U.S. Bureau of Mines to describe the current state of knowledge regarding LBP-the causes, risk factors for LBP, effectiveness of treatments, recovery from back pain, and methods that can be used to help control the problem.
Keywords
Musculoskeletal-system; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Injuries; Mining-industry; Ergonomics; Analytical-processes; Safety-measures; Safety-education; Safety-practices; Materials-handling; Hazards; Exposure-levels; Workers; Work-capability; Physical-capacity; Physical-fitness; Back-injuries
Publication Date
19940101
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Fiscal Year
1994
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
PRC
Source Name
Improving safety at small underground mines
State
PA
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