Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Review of the Evidence

Front Cover

In May 1998 the National Institutes of Health asked the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council to assemble a group of experts to examine the scientific literature relevant to work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the lower back, neck, and upper extremities. A steering committee was convened to design a workshop, to identify leading researchers on the topic to participate, and to prepare a report based on the workshop discussions and their own expertise. In addition, the steering committee was asked to address, to the extent possible, a set of seven questions posed by Congressman Robert Livingston on the topic of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. The steering committee includes experts in orthopedic surgery, occupational medicine, epidemiology, ergonomics, human factors, statistics, and risk analysis.

This document is based on the evidence presented and discussed at the two-day Workshop on Work-Related Musculoskeletal Injuries: Examining the Research Base, which was held on August 21 and 22, 1998, and on follow-up deliberations of the steering committee, reflecting its own expertise.


What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


1 Introduction
2 State of the Evidence
3 Seven Questions Posed by Congressman Robert Livingston
4 Conclusions
Examining The Research Base
Examining the Research Base

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page v - Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Frederick Mosteller, Department of Statistics (emeritus), Harvard University; Dorothy P. Rice, School of Nursing (emeritus), University of California, San Francisco; Stover H. Snook, Harvard School of Public Health; and Laura W. Welch, Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC Although the individuals listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, responsibility for...