Report on a NIOSH-Sponsored Symposium: Prevention of a Low Back Injury in the Industrial Work Force.
The proceedings of NIOSH sponsored symposium on the prevention of low back injury (LBI) in the industrial workforce are summarized. Clinical and scientific studies on LBI are described, including research on diagnostic and treatment procedures, screening methods and models of the musculoskeletal system. The authors recommend an intensive, coordinated research program to provide information on effective ways to reduce the incidence of LBI. Tests should be developed to objectively assess employee strength and health, and studies are needed on the relationship between work practices and the incidence and severity of LBI on spinal column aging. Workplace engineering and psychosocial factors affecting LBI also should be investigated.
Health-care-facilities; Body-regions; Injuries; Industrial-factory-workers; Medical-research; Clinical-symptoms; Medical-treatment; Analytical-models; Workplace-studies; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders;
NIOSH, Health Services and Mental Health Administration, Department of H.E.W., Cincinnati, Ohio, 8 pages