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The Desirable Direction for the Future of Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Korea
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The Desirable Direction for the Future of Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders in Korea
Lee, Kwan-Suk;
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 Abstract
Since 2003 when the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) became a responsibility of management in workplaces, the effectiveness of the Korean WMSDs law has been concern for many stakeholders of this measure including workers, workers` union, researchers, professionals, and managers as well as officials in governments. WMSDs are known to be resulted from overburden on workers` body due to tasks required at their workplaces. Korean government enacted a law to require management of companies to take measures to prevent musculoskeletal disorders at work. The objectives of this paper is to review activities and actions taken to comply with this WMSDs law and problems encountered in last 7 years since the law came intoforce and suggest resolutions for problems so that this law can contribute to fulfill the real purpose of the law and make better workplaces in Korea.
 Keywords
Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs);Burden tasks;
 Language
Korean
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