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The role of ergonomics in preventing and reducing the burden of musculoskeletal conditions.
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, Oct. 16-20, 2006, San Francisco, California. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2006 Oct; 50(13):1264-1265
Five important developments this decade can clarify and promote the role of ergonomics in preventing and reducing the burden of musculoskeletal disorders: 1) worldwide acceptance of this decade as the bone and joint decade, 2) changing demographics and 3) change in worker-workplace relationships, 4) research advancements in the laboratory and in the workplace including prospective studies, 5) publication of revised ISO 6385 (2004).
Musculoskeletal-system; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Muscle-physiology; Muscle-function; Bone-structure; Bone-disorders; Workers
Issue of Publication
Disease and Injury: Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Extremities
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, Oct. 16-20, 2006, San Francisco, California
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
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