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Recurring pain can lead to disabling injuries.

Authors
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Source
Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 90-15-2008, 2008 Jul; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20044725
Abstract
Recurring pain, numbness or tingling can signal the beginning of a serious injury. An important part of preventing these injuries is to respond to symptoms early, before they develop into a condition that keeps you from working. How to prevent these injuries. Employees - Report symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling or swelling. Let your employer know about any regular or constant pain that you feel is related to your job. Then talk to your doctor. Deal with symptoms early before they become serious and potentially develop into a painful, disabling condition. Active rehabilitation while continuing to work is important. Get your physician's okay first! Employers - Show company commitment to safety Develop a method for employees to report symptoms early. When symptoms are reported, adjusting the way work is done can prevent a more serious injury from developing. Keep injured workers on salary and provide light-duty, meaningful work while they recover. This contributes to a positive safety culture.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Workers; Work-environment; Risk-factors; Training; Education; Trucking; Drivers; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Safety-education; Musculoskeletal-system; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Muscles; Muscle-stress
Contact
SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504-4330
Publication Date
20080729
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008487
Source Name
Recurring pain can lead to disabling injuries
State
WA
Performing Organization
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
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