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Of the various overlapping approaches used to define outcome in ergonomic-epidemiologic studies of work-related musculoskeletal disorders, the most widely used are clinical diagnostic entities, whose criteria derive either from clinical examination (consisting of clinical tests in conjunction with symptoms and clinical history) or from findings of special(More)
We reviewed 8,502 deaths registered at the Salt River state mortuary, Cape Town (medical examiner records) for an 18-month period (1/1/90-6/30/91). When fatal occupational injuries located from this data source were matched with the records of the occupational safety inspectorate of the Department of Manpower, it was found that 28% had not been reported in(More)
This paper is a follow up to a presentation delivered November 19, 1969, at the Fall Joint Computer Conference, as part of the panel, "Information Management Systems for the 70's." In that panel, a prototype system, based on a unique method of logically defining data, was discussed. This paper is concerned both with what has been learned from the prototype(More)
Several recent studies have illustrated the need for a simple observational instrument for the estimation of exposure to postural stress in epidemiological studies of musculoskeletal disorders. Such an instrument is particularly necessary in developing countries. This paper describes the development of an observational instrument across a spectrum of(More)
Because of the AIDS epidemic and the protections afforded individuals with AIDS under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers are well advised to ensure compliance under applicable law to reduce exposure to employee claims of discrimination and to efficiently manage workplace issues associated with AIDS. Employers should implement AIDS policies(More)