NIOSH Musculoskeletal Health Program

September 2019
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2019-173
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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 (WMSDs). WMSDs 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 risk factors for WMSDs through improved assessment methods; develop and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions; use workers’ compensation data to better understand risk factors; and disseminate information on effective risk control methods and technologies.

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Suggested Citation

NIOSH [2019]. Musculoskeletal Health Program. By Lu, M.-L., Ramsey, J., McDowell, T., and Reeves, K. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication 2019–173, icon

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