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An Overview of NIOSH Research Activities to Reduce Low Back Injuries.
Pizatella-TJ; McGlothlin-JD; Putz-Anderson-V
Manual Material Handling: Understanding and Preventing Back Trauma (Conference Proceedings), San Francisco, California, May 17, 1988 1989:103-108
NIOSH research activities for reducing the incidence of low back injuries were discussed. The rationale for attempting to reduce the incidence of work related back injuries was presented. Back injury is the most frequent and costly type of musculoskeletal disorder. Back injuries accounted for 630,000 disabling work related injuries in 1979. The NIOSH low back injury program was described. The low back injury program was part of the NIOSH national strategy for preventing or reducing the number of musculoskeletal system injuries in the workplace. The national program involved four broad areas: refining surveillance systems, evaluating cause and effect relationships, controlling occupational risk factors, and increasing awareness and stimulating interventions to prevent back injuries. Activities within each area were summarized.
Back-injuries; Epidemiology; Accident-statistics; Accident-prevention; Safety-research; Industrial-safety; Surveillance-programs;
Kroemer-KH; McGlothlin-JD; Bobick-TG;
Manual Material Handling: Understanding and Preventing Back Trauma (Conference Proceedings), San Francisco, California, May 17, 1988
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