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How to reduce Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders?

How to reduce Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders?

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) are one of the leading causes of disability generating important human and economic costs. The WMSDs are a group of painful disorders of muscles, tendons, and nerves. Carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, and tension neck syndrome are few examples.

Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders: Guide and Tools for Modified Work includes a series of intervention tools. The document is intended to help companies who wish to plan and implement return- to-work programs for injured workers. It is designed for a wide range of work environments and responds to the needs expressed in these workplaces.

Clinical Practice Guideline for Occupational Therapists - Work Functioning Assessment of the Physically Impaired Person is an evaluation of work-related capacities (WRC) of people suffering from a physical disability is common in occupational therapy. Clinicians’ practice regarding WRC varies greatly, which raises questions about the quality of the results that come from it.

How to reduce this variability and increase the quality of health care? This practice guide was developed for occupational therapists in order to lessen the variability obtained in evaluating work-related capacities (WRC).