Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Assessment and Prevention [chapter]

Isabel L., Pamela McCauley
2012 Ergonomics - A Systems Approach  
Besides the physically demanding of the jobs the ageing of the workforce are also a contribution to the widespread of WMSD , since the propensity for developing a WMSD is related more to the difference between the demands of work and the worker's physical work capacity that decreases with age (Okunribido & Wynn 2010). Despite the variety of efforts to control WMSD, including engineering design changes, organizational modifications or working training programs, these set of disorders account for
more » ... a huge amount of human suffering due to worker impairment, often leading to permanent, partial or total disability. WMSD have also heavy economic costs to companies and to healthcare systems. The costs are due to loss of productivity, training of new workers and compensation costs. These costs are felt globally, particularly as organizations begin to develop international partnerships for manufacturing and service roles.
doi:10.5772/37229 fatcat:5ycdw2w5dza7fmrjmbbldcgmlm