|Document ID (ISN)||100097|
|Convention or series no.
||HSG 60 (rev.)
Health and Safety Executive
||Upper limb disorders in the workplace
||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.
||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.
||United Kingdom; ergonomics; upper extremities; upper extremity disorders; risk factors; training material; limitation of exposure
||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
||C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
|Country / State or Province||United Kingdom|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Diseases of the musculoskeletal system