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Prevention of the Musculoskeletal Disorders at Upper or Lower Extremities
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Prevention of the Musculoskeletal Disorders at Upper or Lower Extremities
Park, Hee-Sok; Lee, Yun-Keun; Yim, Sang-Hyuk;
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 Abstract
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are recognized as leading causes of significant human suffering, loss of productivity, and economic burdens on our society. WMSDs are associated with work patterns that include fixed or constrained body positions, continual repetition of movements, force concentrated on small parts of the body, cold environment and vibration. Main effort to protect workers from WMSDs should focus on avoiding repetitive patterns of work through engineering controls which may include mechanization, ergonomic design of tools and equipment, and workplace layout. Where elimination of the risk factors is not practical, administrative controls involving job rotation, job enlargement and enrichment, teamwork should be considered.
 Keywords
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders;Risk factor;Engineering control;Administrative control;
 Language
Korean
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