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The low back X-ray as a pre-employment screening tool in the forest products industry.
J Occup Med 1971 May; 13(5):219-226
The usefulness and validity of pre-employment lumbar X-ray examinations in the wood and wood products industry are considered in the light of the experience gained during a 4-period. The survey covered 2378 applicants, 16% of which were classified in the high risk group. The results are discussed and compared with those of previous surveys; they do not support the hypothesis that subjects classified as high risk show a significantly greater incidence of low back injury.
NIOSH-Author; Medical-examination; Spinal-column-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Diagnosis; Radiography
Issue of Publication
Journal of Occupational Medicine
Page last reviewed: November 27, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division