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ERGONOMICS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS

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The goal of ergonomics (i.e. the scientific study of people at work) is to prevent soft tissue injuries and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) caused by sudden or sustained exposure to force, vibration, repetitive motion, and awkward posture. To create an ergonomically sound work environment, NIOSH ergonomists and industrial hygienists recommend designing tasks, work spaces, controls, displays, tools, lighting, and equipment to fit employee’s physical capabilities and limitations. On this page you will find the Musculoskeletal Health Program’s ergonomic recommendations and musculoskeletal health-related research.

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NIOSHTIC-2 search results on Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders NIOSHTIC-2 is a searchable bibliographic database of occupational safety and health publications, documents, grant reports, and journal articles supported in whole or in part by NIOSH.

Ergonomic Interventions by Industry

Agriculture

Construction

Healthcare

Manufacturing

Mining

Transportation

Wholesale and Retail Trade

Ergonomic Recommendations

Programs

Manual Material Handling (MMH)

Posture

Vibration and hand tools

Keyboards and video display

Studies of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Literature reviews

Lower back and back belts

Upper extremities

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