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Ooh, My Aching Back . . . Avoiding Injuries in Low Coal.
Coal Magazine 1990 Apr; 95(4):73-75
Not all back injuries can be prevented, but management's policy for dealing with such injuries may have a significant role in determining the duration of the disability and the cost to the company. Often, management does not respond with sufficient concern. This, in turn, may cause the worker to try to get back at management. An enlightened management can often reduce and perhaps even prevent the disability associated with low-back pain through a program of positive acceptance of low-back pain, early intervention, good communication and followup, and early return-to-work programs.
Issue of Publication
Coal Magazine, V. 95, No. 4, Apr. 1990, PP. 73-75
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division