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Musculoskeletal disorders.

Authors
Lim SY; Sauter SL; Swanson NG
Source
Encyclopaedia of occupational health and safety: the body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches, fourth edition. JM Stellman ed. Geneva, Switzerland: International Labour Office, 1998 Nov; 1:34.61-34.62
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20028107
Abstract
There is growing evidence in the occupational health literature that psychosocial work factors may influence the development of musculoskeletal problems, including both low back and upper extremity disorders (Bongers et al. 1993). Psychosocial work factors are defined as aspects of the work environment (such as work roles, work pressure, relationships at work) that can contribute to the experience of stress in individuals (Lim and Carayon 1994; ILO 1986). This paper provides a synopsis of the evidence and underlying mechanisms linking psychosocial work factors and musculoskeletal problems with the emphasis on studies of upper extremity disorders among office workers. Directions for future research are also discussed.
Keywords
Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Back-injuries; Injuries; Workers; Work-environment; Employee-health; Stress; Psychological-stress; Psychophysiological-testing; Behavior-patterns
Publication Date
19981101
Document Type
Chapter
Editors
Stellman JM
Fiscal Year
1999
ISBN No.
9789221092032
NIOSH Division
DBBS
Source Name
Encyclopaedia of occupational health and safety: the body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches, fourth edition
State
OH
Page last reviewed: November 6, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division