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A 2005 study demonstrated the scope of the health problems of 9-1-1 emergency call centre dispatchers, namely a high rate of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and psychological health problems (PsyHPs) as well as physical and psychosocial risk factors.
Foundries in northeast Wisconsin have renewed a strategic partnership with OSHA aimed at improving ergonomic programs and reducing the rate of musculoskeletal injuries. The foundry industry has a high rate of musculoskeletal and other ergonomic-related injuries due to tasks such as moving heavy equipment, material handling and the use of pneumatic equipment such as grinders and sanders.
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), commonly known as ergonomic injuries, accounted for 33 percent of all workplace injuries and illnesses requiring days away from work in 2011, according to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report issued November 8, 2012.
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) include a number of physical conditions affecting muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments, joints, and other soft tissues that can be caused, or exacerbated, by work.
New research finds that musculoskeletal pain and mental health issues experienced by nurses significantly impact presenteeism (reduced on-the-job productivity as a result of health problems).
The majority of musculoskeletal injuries in a hospital setting were caused by patient handling, according to recent study reported in Occupational & Environmental medicine.
A newly released document presents an overview on contemporary work disability research -- and identifies some successful strategies for preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs).
This standard establishes the elements and activities for pre-project and pre-task safety and health planning in construction.
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