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Ooh, My Aching Back . . . Avoiding Injuries in Low Coal.

Authors
Gallagher-S
Source
Coal Magazine 1990 Apr; 95(4):73-75
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10007658
Abstract
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.
Publication Date
19900401
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1990
Identifying No.
OP 95-90
Issue of Publication
4
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
Coal Magazine, V. 95, No. 4, Apr. 1990, PP. 73-75
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division