Musculoskeletal disorders: a comparison of two national research agendas.
Estill-C; Slavin-T; Waters-T
Prof Saf 2002 Sep; 47(9):45-49
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for a major component of the cost of work-related illness in the U.S. MSDs include low backpain, tendonitis, hand-arm vibration syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome. The enourmous scope of the problem is confirmed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which reports that for those cases involving days away from work in 1999, approximately one third of the total - 532,636 cases - were the result of overexertion or repetitive motion. This article explains the method for the development of the musculoskeletal research portion of NIOSH's National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) and compares the result with the Naitonal Research Council (NRC) research agenda.
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Worker-health; Work-performance; Back-injuries; Hand-injuries; Arm-injuries; Carpal-tunnel-syndrome
Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities