cumulative trauma disorder


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repetitive strain injury

A work-related injury caused by overuse of a particular musculoskeletal group to perform a task that is repeated hundreds to thousands of times in day-to-day work; repetitive motion injury affects workers in the textile industry, meat-packers, keyboard operators and others.

cumulative trauma disorder

Repetitive motion injury, repetitive stress disorder Occupational medicine Any of a group of conditions characterized by repeated stress on muscles, bones, tendons, nerves, which have psychologic and/or physical ramifications–eg, avoidance personality disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc. See Americans with Disabilities Act, Saroka v. Dayton Hudson

cu·mu·la·tive trau·ma dis·or·der

(CTD) (kyūm'yŭ-lă-tiv traw'mă dis-ōr'dĕr)
Any of the chronic disorders involving tendon, muscle, joint, and nerve damage, often resulting from work-related physical activities. CTDs, including repetitive motion disorders and carpal tunnel syndrome, result when the body is subjected to direct pressure, vibration, or repetitive movements for prolonged periods.
Synonym(s): microtrauma, repetitive strain disorder.

cu·mu·la·tive trau·ma dis·or·der

(CTD) (kyūm'yŭ-lă-tiv traw'mă dis-ōr'dĕr)
Any of the chronic disorders involving tendon, muscle, joint, and nerve damage, often resulting from work-related physical activities.
Synonym(s): microtrauma, repetitive strain disorder.
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Dowler: Cumulative Trauma Disorders can occur with any worker exposed to repetitive, sustained and/or forceful exertions, awkward postures, vibration or contact stress.
In her research paper, Linn reports that in 1893, Gray's Anatomy described cumulative trauma disorders as occurring in washer women.
Trying to decipher what combination of changes in equipment, methods and work habits any given wood products manufacturer will have to make to prevent instances of low back pain, sciatica, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other cumulative trauma disorders among its employees is the daunting and costly challenge that would be created by the OSHA Ergonomics Program Standard.
Vision-related ailments affect 10 million workers, and cumulative trauma disorders or repetitive motion injuries, such as tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome, have become so ubiquitous that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has labeled them the occupational illness of the 1980s.
The prevalence of symptoms consistent with upper-extremity cumulative trauma disorders in newspaper workers has been reported to range from 20 to 40 percent, according to the U.
Things like poor lighting, repetitive movement, strenuous activity, stiff chairs and inflexible workstations are contributing to conditions known as cumulative trauma disorders (CTD), repetitive stress injuries (RSI) and work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD).
Concerned about associate injuries and the rising costs to the business, the LRRDC Ergonomics Team was formed to identify the causes of and minimize the risks associated with cumulative trauma disorders and strain-type injuries.
The system increases workers' safety by reducing injuries and cumulative trauma disorders, like carpal tunnel syndrome.
In California, cumulative trauma disorders fell 9 percent to 28,600 cases.
In doctor lingo these are called Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTDs).
What is said to be the first truly ergonomic spray gun of its type has features that reportedly reduce the risk of operators developing cumulative trauma disorders.
For keying and resting during microbreaks between keying, this arrangement keeps the wrists in a low-risk, neutral position to help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome, and improves overall seated posture which also helps prevent other upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders, the study's authors say.

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