Upper extremity repetitive strain injuries in Connecticut 1996, extent and costs.
Dillon-CF; Morse-T; Warren-N; Cherniack-M; Storey-E; Hodgson-M; Trape-M
NIOSH 1999 May :1-92
A 1996 Connecticut population based, randomized telephone interview survey of self reported, chronic work related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSD) of the neck and upper extremities was performed to replicate and extend the 1988 National Health Interview Survey Occupational Health Supplement (NHIS-OHS). Nested in this survey were discrete case control studies to examine special areas of interest. Self reported WRMSD were widely prevalent in the Connecticut working population, and far exceed injury claims entered into the state's workers' compensation system. WRMSD appear to receive medical treatment largely within the private sector, rather than under workers' compensation insurance. Elevated WRMSD risks are seen in female gender, among Financial Services/Insurance Industry workers, and manual laborers. The population based estimated etiologic fraction of all chronic, subacute onset WRMSD attributed solely to work was 32% by medical providers.
Ergonomics; Biomechanics; Repetitive-work; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Work-practices; Repetitive-strain-injuries
Final Grant Report
NTIS Accession No.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Ergonomics Technology Center, University Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut