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IRS workers take a break: for ergonomic safety and productivity.
Safe Workplace 2000 Aug-Sep; :1-2
If asked to think of an example of a physically demanding job, working on a computer may not be the first thing that comes to mind...unless you happen to be a computer worker. During the past three decades, increased use of computers - or video display terminals (VDTs) - has been accompanied by an increase in musculoskeletal disorders referred to as cumulative trauma disorders or repetitive strain injuries. As the terms imply, these disorders are thought to result from physical stresses to the musculoskeletal system that are produced by repetitive movements and awkward or constrained postures.
Workers; Ergonomics; Safety measures; Safety practices; Musculoskeletal system disorders; Video display terminals; Cumulative trauma disorders; Back injuries; Neck injuries; Arm injuries; Posture
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division