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Evaluation of the Workplace An Introduction


Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research: August 1987 - Volume 221 - Issue - p 85–88
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To reduce and optimize the work load imposed on the musculoskeletal system in a given situation, three main areas of interest are work technique, workplace design, and the produced work itself. Economically sound work techniques should be taught early and should be repeatedly evaluated and encouraged. Workplace and tool design must be adapted and modified according to the task performed at the workplace. The work produced has to be evaluated in terms of handling comfort and discomfort by the employee: the greater the comfort, the greater the productivity will be. Especially in the rehabilitation of patients with back injuries, these factors must always be considered to avoid recurrent episodes of pain and disability.

From Occupational and Industrial Orthopaedic Center, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Orthopaedic Institute.

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