Musculoskeletal Health Program

September 2018
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2018-171
Cover page for 2018-171

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Musculoskeletal Health Program works with partners in industry, labor, trade associations, professional organizations, and academia to prevent work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). MSDs are soft-tissue injuries caused by sudden or sustained exposure to repetitive motion, force, vibration, and awkward positions. Current objectives of the program are to address the underlying injury mechanisms and impact of MSDs, especially on older workers; to better understand risk factors through improved risk assessment methods; and to develop and evaluate interventions and emerging risk control technologies.

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Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2018]. Musculoskeletal Health Program. By Lu, M., Ramsey, J., McDowell, T., Reeves, K., and Novicki, E. Atlanta, GA: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2018–171, icon

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