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    Ergonomic Workstation

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    how to develop and implement successful ergonomic workstations for clinical laboratory technologists. Literature Review As a result of modern day technology, extended computer use has become more common in the work environment. Research shows a correlation between an increase in neck and upper back musculoskeletal pain and intensive computer use among workers. The increase in work-related upper quadrant musculoskeletal pain (WRUQMP) is both an individual and economic concern; because of significant economic costs due to employees being absent, decreased productivity and health care expenses. Multiple studies have been conducted in order to reduce WRUQMP among workers by implementing ergonomic interventions in workstations.…

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    1. Introduction Muscluskeletal disorder is one of the major occupational complaints or hazards among working female or doctors and a considerable cause of morbidity [ ]. Muscluskeletal disorder are conditions that effect muscles, tendon,ligaments,joints and nerves which causes pain or inflammation in them.Musculoskeletal disorder are usually caused by incorrect posture, repetitive movement ,lifting heavy masses or over effort and increase work load.due to these disorders their daily activity…

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    1. INTRODUCTION OSHA defines musculoskeletal disorders as “Injuries and disorders of the muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and spinal disk”. According to OSHA, the MSDs listed as: Carpel tunnel, Rotator cuff syndrome, De Quervain, Trigger finder, tarsal syndrome, Sciatica, Epicondylites, and Tendonitis. Most of the work related MSD’s are developed over time and are caused by the work itself or the working environment of the employees. These are also possible to occur from…

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    Do you, like many others; slouch when working at a desk, or experience pain or discomfort after getting up? Do you work many hours at a table or a computer screen? You are not alone. In fact many people have this sedentary lifestyle, usually because of the job they have, students, especially college students, or just choose to sit all day at home. Well, we probably have not noticed this but we generally don’t even know that we are causing harm to our body’s musculature by creating habitual…

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    Summary: Why are musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) so damaging? They don’t claim a life. They aren’t visually noticeable. But they do have a large and lasting effect on the worker involved and everyone around them. The constant pain and loss of motion associated with these kinds of injuries can drastically affect someone’s quality of life, productivity, as well as their ability to return to their original job position. Every MSD negatively impacts the company by forcing them to pay the price of…

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    The problems of musculoskeletal disorders in older adults, particularly degenerative diseases, increase dramatically with age, result in significant suffering from both functional decline or disability and it consume a significant proportion of health care resources. Older adults having both physiological and biopsychosocial changes related with age are considered as geriatric syndrome: frailty. Therefore, frailty is a state of age-related physiologic vulnerability that is characterized by…

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    Adopting a good, working posture allows for the proper use of the body’s muscles in minimizing work effort. It also allows for good blood circulation to areas of the body commonly affected by MSIs (Palmer, 2011). Engineering Control Structure re-modification The redesigning of tools or workstations may be necessary in preventing MSIs. Modification of the design may reduce awkward wrist positions and minimize the effects of repetitive motions (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety,…

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    Equine Squamous Gastric Disease: Causation and Preventative Management Strategies Brittany Bartlett Sam Houston State University ANSC 1119 02 October 12, 2015 Equine Squamous Gastric Disease: Causation and Preventative Management Strategies Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS) has been used to describe a wide variety of ulcerative diseases in the horses. These ulcers can be commonly found in the esophageal, stomach, and duodenum mucosa of horses and occurs frequently because horses are…

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    by work-hour fatigue and insufficient sleep (Foxx, 2015). Factors such as working extended or irregular hours, work stressors, weather, road conditions, and vehicle performance cause stress, disrupted sleep patterns, and lack of alertness. One study suggests that 82.7% of truckers reported working irregular shifts and additionally 63.8% of the drivers reported irregular daily shifts, thus all contributing to disruptive sleep patterns (Hege et al., 2015). The quality of sleep negatively impact…

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    Eating Disorders and Therapy In this paper I will be discussing various eating disorders and ways in which occupational therapists along with physical therapists may treat such problems along with issues that patients may present upon attempting to treat them. Occupational and physical therapists often work side by side to treat patients that are recovering from a disease or a surgery to help them regain their ability to perform daily routine. Eating disorder affects approximately one…

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