Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: comparison of data sources for surveillance.

  title={Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: comparison of data sources for surveillance.},
  author={Barbara Silverstein and D S Stetson and W. Monroe Keyserling and Lawrence J. Fine},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={31 5},
Work-related upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders "associated with repeated trauma" account for more than 60% of all newly reported occupational illness, 332,000 in 1994 according to the U.S. Department of Labor. These numbers do not include, for example, those disorders categorized as "injuries due to overexertion in lifting," approximately 370,000. Early identification of potential disorders and associated risk factors is needed to reduce these disorders. There are a number of possible… CONTINUE READING


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