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Document ID (ISN)100097
CIS number 02-1155
ISBN(s) 0-7176-1978-8
Year 2002
Convention or series no. HSG 60 (rev.)
Author(s)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Upper limb disorders in the workplace
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., Feb. 2002. vi, 122p. Illus. 82 ref. Price: GBP 9.50.
Abstract Upper limb disorders (ULDs) are conditions which affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves or other tissues and joints of the neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, hands and fingers. This manual provides guidance on minimizing the risks of workplace-related ULDs, in particular by implementing a cooperative programme involving managers and workers in seven-step process: understanding the issues and commitment to action; creating the right organizational environment; assessing the risks of ULDs at the workplace; educating and informing the workforce; managing occurrences of ULDs; carrying out regular checks to programme effectiveness. Appendices include case studies, worksheets for risk assessment, medical aspects of ULDs and legal aspects.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; ergonomics; upper extremities; upper extremity disorders; risk factors; training material; limitation of exposure
Descriptors (secondary) health programmes; information of personnel; case study; vibration; repetitive work; sickness absenteeism; work posture; diagnosis; training manuals; programme evaluation; ergonomic evaluation; notification of occupational diseases; medical supervision; repetitive strain injury; role of management; workers' participation; check lists; legal aspects
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the musculoskeletal system
Ergonomics
Workers' participation
OSH training