Reducing roof bolter operator cumulative trauma exposure.
Holmes Saf Assn Bull 1997 Jan; :1-8
Musculoskeletal injury is a term used to describe a wide range of soft tissue disorders which affect the nerves, tendons, and muscles. Common examples include lower back pain, tendonitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The majority of these injuries are not the result of sudden mishaps, but usually develop gradually from repeated wear and tear. Symptoms may first appear after weeks, months, or even years. Symptoms may result from many types of activities, performed at work or at home, and it is often difficult to attribute a single event. In fact, it is more common to identify the factors which may have contributed to the development of the condition. The terms repetitive strain injuries or cumulative trauma disorders (CIDs) have been commonly used to work related activities.
Mining-industry; Mining-equipment; Underground-mining; Coal-mining; Traumatic-injuries; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Ergonomics; Cumulative-trauma; Cumulative-trauma-disorders
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