cumulative trauma disorders

cumulative trauma disorders (CTD),

chronic disorders involving connective tissue (muscles, tendons) and nerve, often resulting from work-related physical activities.
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com) is a monthly newsletter on information regarding cumulative trauma disorders (a sub-category of MSD's), workplace health and ergonomics.
As such millions of people have succumbed to repetitive strain injuries and cumulative trauma disorders that gradually worsen in the face of gravity.
At the two plants, 36% and 20%, respectively, of employees who participated in the NIOSH evaluation had work-related cumulative trauma disorders in the last year, as determined by questionnaire alone; 20% and 8%, respectively, had current work-related disorders based on both questionnaire responses and physical exam.
Research studies that have dealt with life roles include clients with diagnosed cumulative trauma disorders (Dale et al.
This American book is the second edition of Management of Cumulative Trauma Disorders 1997.
Brenner and others examined the relationship between "flexible" work practices and occupational safety and health and found some rather disturbing results: "a positive, statistically significant, and quantitatively sizable relationship between cumulative trauma disorders and the use of quality circles and just-in-time production.
Faulty breathing, stage fright, cumulative trauma disorders, tendonitis, carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and tennis elbow also are reviewed.
Areas of focus will include work-related musculoskeletal disorders, manual materials handling, alternative computer input devices, worker education as preventive strategy, ergonomic programs in industry and medical management of upper extremity cumulative trauma disorders.
With a 30" working height, back injuries and other cumulative trauma disorders can be reduced because staff bending is minimized, promoting a safe working environment.
ARM: While the computer industry has seemingly embraced the existence and potential threat of Cumulative Trauma Disorders, is it difficult to convince other mainstream industry sectors-food services, manufacturing-that such a concern for work-place safety is a potential threat and that a remedy is important?
Ergonomics, which tailors work environments to a person's size, physical abilities and cognitive behavior, identifies these feelings as symptoms of cumulative trauma disorders.
This second edition addresses emerging topics such as economic issues, cumulative trauma disorders, current regulatory standards, and recent international trends.

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