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High-pressure work: There is a psychic toll to be paid

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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.


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Wisconsin foundries address high ergo injury rates

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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.


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Ergo injuries require more recuperation time

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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.


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Joint pain in the workplace

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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. 


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Back pain, depression cause presenteeism among nurses

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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).


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Study shows link between patient handling and musculoskeletal injuries

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The majority of musculoskeletal injuries in a hospital setting were caused by patient handling, according to recent study reported in Occupational & Environmental medicine.


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Report highlights work-related MSD prevention

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A newly released document presents an overview on contemporary work disability research -- and identifies some successful strategies for preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs).


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