2009-10-01 12:00 - Messages

Proactive Approach to Ergonomics Reduces Pain in Office Workers

A proactive ergonomic intervention reduces pain related to poor work postures in office employees, according to a study in the October Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Simply buying ergonomic desks and chairs isn't enough – setup and adjustment by a professional ergonomist is an essential part of the proactive ergonomic approach, according to the study led by Jasminka Goldoni Laestadius, M.D., Ph.D., of The World Bank's Joint Bank/Fund Health Services Department.

Source: http://ehstoday.com/health/ergonomics/proactive-approach-ergonomics-1023/

Résumé de l'article: http://journals.lww.com/joem/Abstract/2009/10000/The_Proactive_Approach_Is_It_Worthwhile__A.2.aspx

Musculoskeletal Disorders in the European Workforce

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) account for nearly half (49%) of all absences from work and 60% of permanent work incapacity in the European Union. These and other socio-economic consequences of suffering from poor health due to muscle and joint pain represent an estimated cost to society in Europe of up to €240 billion.

Source: http://www.fitforworkeurope.eu/default.aspx.locid-0afnew009.Lang-EN.htm

Study Uncovers Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Risk Factors

A recent study suggests that individual risk factors such as body mass index (BMI), wrist dimension ratio, steroid use, menopause and more may influence the likelihood of developing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), according to the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).

Source: http://ehstoday.com/health/ergonomics/study-carpal-tunnel-risk-factors-1012/

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