Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace

Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Institute of Medicine,Board on Human-Systems Integration,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Panel on Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2001-05-24
ISBN: 9780309132992
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace Book Excerpt:

Every year workers' low-back, hand, and arm problems lead to time away from jobs and reduce the nation's economic productivity. The connection of these problems to workplace activities-from carrying boxes to lifting patients to pounding computer keyboards-is the subject of major disagreements among workers, employers, advocacy groups, and researchers. Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Workplace examines the scientific basis for connecting musculoskeletal disorders with the workplace, considering people, job tasks, and work environments. A multidisciplinary panel draws conclusions about the likelihood of causal links and the effectiveness of various intervention strategies. The panel also offers recommendations for what actions can be considered on the basis of current information and for closing information gaps. This book presents the latest information on the prevalence, incidence, and costs of musculoskeletal disorders and identifies factors that influence injury reporting. It reviews the broad scope of evidence: epidemiological studies of physical and psychosocial variables, basic biology, biomechanics, and physical and behavioral responses to stress. Given the magnitude of the problem-approximately 1 million people miss some work each year-and the current trends in workplace practices, this volume will be a must for advocates for workplace health, policy makers, employers, employees, medical professionals, engineers, lawyers, and labor officials.

Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders MSDs in the Workplace

Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders  MSDs  in the Workplace
Author: Richard Graveling
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-09-17
ISBN: 9781138744332
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders MSDs in the Workplace Book Excerpt:

Whether you call them work-related upper limb disorders (WRULDs), cumulative trauma disorders (CTDS), or occupational overuse syndromes (OOSs), they are a cause of injury to workers worldwide. These names indicate that their causes are related to work, butthe evidence can be unclear. There is a debate whether they are the result of heredity or the environment. This is important, when it's necessary to form a connection to obtain treatment or compensation. This book addresses the dilemma. It combines a critical assessment from epidemiological literature, with an exploration of scientific and medical evidence for possible causal mechanisms, to develop authoritative statements on causation.

Handbook of Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability Disorders in the Workplace

Handbook of Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability Disorders in the Workplace
Author: Robert J. Gatchel,Izabela Z. Schultz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 509
Release: 2015-08-14
ISBN: 9781493931996
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Musculoskeletal Pain and Disability Disorders in the Workplace Book Excerpt:

This book addresses the complexity of preventing, diagnosing, and treating musculoskeletal pain and disability disorders in the workplace. Divided evenly between common occupational pain disorders, conceptual and methodological issues, and evidence-based intervention methods, this comprehensive reference presents current findings on prevalence, causation, and physical and psychological aspects common to these disorders. Attention is given to working-world concerns, including insurance and compensation issues and AMA guidelines for disability evaluations. Also, specialized chapters offer lenses for understanding and administering the best approaches for treating specific pain disorders, and explore what workplaces can do to accommodate affected employees and prevent injuries from occurring in the first place.

Cumulative Trauma Disorders in the Workplace

Cumulative Trauma Disorders in the Workplace
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 209
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Government publications
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Musculoskeletal Disorders and Workplace Factors

Musculoskeletal Disorders and Workplace Factors
Author: Bruce P. Bernard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 572
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Arm
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace

Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace
Author: Margareta Nordin,Malcolm Henry Pope,Gunnar Andersson
Publsiher: Mosby
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace Book Excerpt:

Covers both the theoretical background and the clinical managementas well as the biomechanics and ergonomicsof orthopedic injuries occurring in the workplace.

Musculoskeletal Disorders and Workplace Factors

Musculoskeletal Disorders and Workplace Factors
Author: Bruce P. Bernard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 606
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Arm
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
Author: Steering Committee for the Workshop on Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries: The Research Base,Board on Human-Systems Integration,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 199
Release: 1999-03-25
ISBN: 030953920X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Book Excerpt:

Estimated costs associated with lost days and compensation claims related to musculoskeletal disorders-including back pains and repetitive motion injuries-range from $13 billion to $20 billion annually. This is a serious national problem that has spurred considerable debate about the causal links between such disorders and risk factors in the workplace. This book presents a preliminary assessment of what is known about the relationship between musculoskeletal disorders and what may cause them. It includes papers and a workshop summary of findings from orthopedic surgery, public health, occupational medicine, epidemiology, risk analysis, ergonomics, and human factors. Topics covered include the biological responses of tissues to stress, the biomechanics of work stressors, the epidemiology of physical work factors, and the contributions of individual, recreational, and social factors to such disorders. The book also considers the relative success of various workplace interventions for prevention and rehabilitation.

Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders

Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders
Author: Tom G. Mayer,Robert J. Gatchel,Peter B. Polatin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 840
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupational Musculoskeletal Disorders Book Excerpt:

Written by clinicians well known for their work in musculoskeletal disorders and pain, this volume is a comprehensive, practical guide to the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of musculoskeletal occupational disorders. The book addresses issues of major importance to orthopedists, physiatrists, and occupational medicine physicians. The focus is on objectively quantified functional outcomes, treatment outcome evaluation, and cost-effectiveness.

Work related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Work related Musculoskeletal Disorders
Author: Orhan Korhan
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2019-10-02
ISBN: 178985234X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Work related Musculoskeletal Disorders Book Excerpt:

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) refer to a wide range of inflammatory and degenerative conditions that occur in the workplace or are caused by work activities. WRMSDs affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, peripheral nerves, and supporting blood vessels. These conditions can cause pain and functional impairment and they often result in direct economic costs to both the workplace and the worker. Injuries sustained at work can negatively affect a person's physical and mental health as well as a company's bottom line. This book describes the human musculoskeletal system, including such topics as anthropometry and posture, as it relates to accidents and injuries in the workplace. Chapters discuss such subjects as job standards; risk assessment; direct and indirect costs of WRMSDs; epidemiology, etiology, and pathology of WRMSDs; engineering and administrative controls; risk factor identification; injury management; and education and training. It presents a holistic approach to identifying, intervening, and preventing WRMSDs.

Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Author: David J. Magee,James E. Zachazewski,William S. Quillen
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 991
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 1416002510
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Book Excerpt:

Design and implement a rehab program on your own with Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, 2nd Edition. Part of Magee's popular Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Series, this pathology text for physical therapists provides clear guidance on patient management relative to specific musculoskeletal pathology, injury, and illness - all based on a sound understanding of basic science and principles of practice. It focuses on the specific pathologies most often seen in the clinic, and discusses the best methods for intervention for the different areas of the body in the context of the tissue-healing model. Each intervention features a rationale, along with the pathology and problem presented; stage of healing; evidence in the literature; and clinical reasoning considerations. Dedicated and focused information on the specific pathologies most often seen in the clinic, as well as the best methods for intervention for the different areas of the body, minimizes duplication of information by referring you to other titles in the Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Series for basic scientific information regarding inflammation, healing, tissue deformation, and the development of muscular strength and endurance. Trusted experts in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, along with internationally recognized contributors, present the best evidence behind contemporary interventions directed toward the treatment of the impairments and functional limitations associated with acute, chronic, and congenital musculoskeletal conditions occurring across the lifespan. Evidence-based content, with over 4,000 references, supports the scientific principles for rehabilitation interventions, providing the best evidence for the management of musculoskeletal pathology and injury. NEW! The Skin and Wound Healing chapter looks at the numerous tools available to assist in objectively monitoring and treating a patient with an acute or chronic wound. NEW! Rotator Cuff Pathology chapter highlights the anatomy, function, and etiology of the rotary cuff, and addresses rotary cuff injuries, physical examination, and non-operative and operative treatment. UPDATED! Substantially revised chapter on the Thoracic Ring ApproachT facilitates clinical reasoning for the treatment of the thoracic spine and ribs through the assessment and treatment of thoracic spine disorders and how they relate to the whole kinetic chain. UPDATED! Revised Lumbar Spine - Treatment of Motor Control Disorders chapter explores some of the research evidence and clinical reasoning pertaining to instability of the lumbar spine so you can better organize your knowledge for immediate use in the clinical setting. UPDATED! Significantly revised chapter on the treatment of pelvic pain and dysfunction presents an overview of specific pathologies pertaining to the various systems of the pelvis - and highlights how "The Integrated Systems Model for Disability and Pain" facilitates evidence-based management of the often complex patient with pelvic pain and dysfunction. NEW! Musculoskeletal Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors chapter covers common bones tumors, anatomic considerations and rehabilitation, pediatric patients, and amputation related to cancer. UPDATED! Thoroughly revised chapters with additional references ensure you get the most recent evidence and information available. NEW! Full color design and illustration program reflects what you see in the physical world to help you recognize and understand concepts more quickly.

Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Human-Systems Integration,Steering Committee for the Workshop on Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries: The Research Base
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1999-04-11
ISBN: 0309063973
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Book Excerpt:

Estimated costs associated with lost days and compensation claims related to musculoskeletal disorders-including back pains and repetitive motion injuries-range from $13 billion to $20 billion annually. This is a serious national problem that has spurred considerable debate about the causal links between such disorders and risk factors in the workplace. This book presents a preliminary assessment of what is known about the relationship between musculoskeletal disorders and what may cause them. It includes papers and a workshop summary of findings from orthopedic surgery, public health, occupational medicine, epidemiology, risk analysis, ergonomics, and human factors. Topics covered include the biological responses of tissues to stress, the biomechanics of work stressors, the epidemiology of physical work factors, and the contributions of individual, recreational, and social factors to such disorders. The book also considers the relative success of various workplace interventions for prevention and rehabilitation.

Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Human-Systems Integration,Committee on Human Factors,Steering Committee for the Workshop on Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries: The Research Base
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 43
Release: 1998-11-15
ISBN: 0309063272
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Book Excerpt:

In May 1998 the National Institutes of Health asked the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council to assemble a group of experts to examine the scientific literature relevant to work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the lower back, neck, and upper extremities. A steering committee was convened to design a workshop, to identify leading researchers on the topic to participate, and to prepare a report based on the workshop discussions and their own expertise. In addition, the steering committee was asked to address, to the extent possible, a set of seven questions posed by Congressman Robert Livingston on the topic of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. The steering committee includes experts in orthopedic surgery, occupational medicine, epidemiology, ergonomics, human factors, statistics, and risk analysis. This document is based on the evidence presented and discussed at the two-day Workshop on Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries: Examining the Research Base, which was held on August 21 and 22, 1998, and on follow-up deliberations of the steering committee, reflecting its own expertise.

International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors Second Edition 3 Volume Set

International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors  Second Edition   3 Volume Set
Author: Waldemar Karwowski
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1154
Release: 2006-03-15
ISBN: 9780415304306
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors Second Edition 3 Volume Set Book Excerpt:

The previous edition of the International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors made history as the first unified source of reliable information drawn from many realms of science and technology and created specifically with ergonomics professionals in mind. It was also a winner of the Best Reference Award 2002 from the Engineering Libraries Division, American Society of Engineering Education, USA, and the Outstanding Academic Title 2002 from Choice Magazine. Not content to rest on his laurels, human factors and ergonomics expert Professor Waldemar Karwowski has overhauled his standard-setting resource, incorporating coverage of tried and true methods, fundamental principles, and major paradigm shifts in philosophy, thought, and design. Demonstrating the truly interdisciplinary nature of this field, these changes make the second edition even more comprehensive, more informative, more, in a word, encyclopedic. Keeping the format popularized by the first edition, the new edition has been completely revised and updated. Divided into 13 sections and organized alphabetically within each section, the entries provide a clear and simple outline of the topics as well as precise and practical information. The book reviews applications, tools, and innovative concepts related to ergonomic research. Technical terms are defined (where possible) within entries as well as in a glossary. Students and professionals will find this format invaluable, whether they have ergonomics, engineering, computing, or psychology backgrounds. Experts and researchers will also find it an excellent source of information on areas beyond the range of their direct interests.

Elements of Ergonomics Programs

Elements of Ergonomics Programs
Author: Alexander L. Cohen
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 133
Release: 1997
ISBN: 0788170953
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elements of Ergonomics Programs Book Excerpt:

Describes the basic elements of a workplace program aimed at preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). Management commitment, worker participation, and training are addressed along with procedures for identifying, evaluating, and controlling risk factors for WMSDs. The text cites NIOSH ergonomics investigations to illustrate practical ways for meeting program needs. The primer includes a "toolbox," which is a collection of techniques, methods, reference materials, and sources for other information that can help in program development. Based on the extensive practical experience accumulated by NIOSH. Illustrated.

Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation E Book

Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation   E Book
Author: David J. Magee,James E. Zachazewski,William S. Quillen
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 992
Release: 2008-09-18
ISBN: 1416069429
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pathology and Intervention in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation E Book Book Excerpt:

Detailed and evidence-based, this text focuses on musculoskeletal pathology and injury with descriptions of current and practical rehabilitation methods. PATHOLOGY AND INTERVENTION IN MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION provides everything you need to create and implement rehabilitation programs for your patients with musculoskeletal disorders due to injury, illness, or surgery. Each intervention includes a rationale, pathology and related problems, stages of healing, evidence in literature, and clinical reasoning considerations. This is the third volume of the new four-volume musculoskeletal rehabilitation series anchored by "Magee’s Orthopedic Physical Assessment, 5th Edition." A companion CD with references and links to MEDLINE abstracts, provides easy access to the articles referenced in the text. Evidence-based content, with over 4,000 references, supports the scientific principles for rehabilitation interventions, providing the best evidence for the management of musculoskeletal pathology and injury. Over 150 tables and 250 boxes help organize and summarize important information, highlighting key points. Over 700 drawings, clinical photos, radiographs, and CT and MRI scans demonstrate and clarify important concepts. Trusted experts in musculoskeletal rehabilitation — David Magee, James Zachazewski, Sandy Quillen, plus more than 70 contributors — provide authoritative guidance on the management of musculoskeletal pathology and injury.

WORK RELATED MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS DUE TO COMPUTER USE

WORK RELATED MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS DUE TO COMPUTER USE
Author: Orhan Korhan
Publsiher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9783838366258
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WORK RELATED MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS DUE TO COMPUTER USE Book Excerpt:

Musculoskeletal disorders have been observed and experienced widely at workplaces where the computers are frequently used. Increase in the number of employees working with computer and mouse coincides with an increase of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) and sick leave, which affects the physical health of workers and pose financial burdens on the companies, governmental and non-governmental organizations. This literature review study begins with the description of the risk factors and types of musculoskeletal disorders, and followed by the discussion of general characteristics of the musculoskeletal disorders. The economic impact of work-related musculoskeletal disorders was reviewed. This was followed by the discussion of issues related with workplace ergonomics, and an extensive review of computer use related upper extremities musculoskeletal disorders. Finally, the literature review is concluded with a discussion of computer keyboarding with different postures and different keyboard designs.

Physical and Biological Hazards of the Workplace

Physical and Biological Hazards of the Workplace
Author: Gregg M. Stave,Peter H. Wald
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2016-11-18
ISBN: 1119276519
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical and Biological Hazards of the Workplace Book Excerpt:

Completely updated version this classic reference covers both physical hazards and biological agents Provides updated information on protecting workers from proven and possible health risks from manual material handling, extremes of temperature and pressure, ionizing and non-ionizing (magnetic fields) radiation, shiftwork, and more Details major changes in our understanding of biological hazards including Ebola, Chikungunya, Zika, HIV, Hepatitis C, Lyme disease, MERS-CoV, TB, and much more All infectious diseases have been updated from an occupational health perspective Includes practical guidance on to how to set up medical surveillance for hazards and suggests preventive measures that can be used to reduce occupational diseases

Handbook of Complex Occupational Disability Claims

Handbook of Complex Occupational Disability Claims
Author: Izabela Z. Schultz,Robert J. Gatchel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 566
Release: 2006-06-14
ISBN: 0387289194
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Complex Occupational Disability Claims Book Excerpt:

Chronic back and neck pain. Whiplash. Fibromyalgia. Carpal tunnel syndrome. Intractable headaches. Depression. Anxiety and posttraumatic stress. Concussion. More than ever, the term workplace disabilities is synonymous with greater clinical and case management complexity and escalating personal, social, occupational and economic cost. Complex illnesses and injuries that defy a traditional medical management model continue to baffle medical, mental health, rehabilitation, compensation, corporate, and legal professionals despite new advances in diagnosis, prevention, and rehabilitation. The Handbook of Complex Occupational Disability Claims: Early Risk Identification, Intervention and Prevention cuts through the confusion by integrating current theories and findings into a state-of-the-art tool for critical thinking, decision making, and effective practice. A book that synthesizes so many diverse viewpoints has the potential to influence both policy and practice across disciplines and cut through politicization of these still poorly understood conditions with evidence. The Handbook is important reading for all clinicians, professionals, and members of rehabilitation and disability management teams, across healthcare, occupational and compensation settings.

Musculoskeletal Disorders and Psychosocial Risk Factors in the Workplace

Musculoskeletal Disorders and Psychosocial Risk Factors in the Workplace
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2021
ISBN: 9789294795953
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Musculoskeletal Disorders and Psychosocial Risk Factors in the Workplace Book Excerpt:

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the primary work-related health problem in the EU. The most recent publicly available data from the ad-hoc module on 'Accidents at work and other work-related health problems' (2013) of the European Union Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS) indicate that 60 % of all workers with a work-related health problem identified MSDs as their most serious issue, while 16 % pointed to stress, depression and anxiety (EU-OSHA, 2019). Recent trends in the labour market, in particular digitalisation, the increase in computer use and the reduction in physical labour, even in industry, have resulted in faster and more complex work, more repetition and more work in prolonged static positions and when adopting bad postures, for instance while working from home at an unadjusted workstation. These trends may be associated with an increase in mental health problems, such as stress and mental exhaustion, as well as physical health problems, including MSDs. This is the basis for the two main questions of this study: the first question is whether and how these two health concerns are linked and the second is what preventive strategies are implemented to tackle the problem of MSDs in workplaces across the EU.