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Because cumulative trauma disorders often appear in professional athletes, impairing their ability to perform on the playing field or the court, team physicians are searching for the best ways to protect their valuable players.
Western footwear is associated with herding cattle or line dancing far more often than with cumulative trauma disorders (CTD), but for Justin Industries of Fort Worth, Texas, a diversified manufacturer with four operating companies producing 2.5 million pairs of boots and shoes annually, the two were linked all too closely.
For example, if a worker is required to use pneumatic or vibrating tools for a total of at least two hours during the work day, OSHA considers that to be a signal risk factor for the development of cumulative trauma disorders. Similarly, if a worker must perform the same motion pattern every few seconds for more than two hours at a time, this is also a signal risk factor.
The findings in this study emphasize the need for further research to more fully conceptualize the impact of instrument design on forearm muscle activity related to risk of cumulative trauma disorders.
Studies on the effectiveness of braces in the prevention of cumulative trauma disorders are inconclusive.
Experiences of cumulative trauma disorders on life roles of worker and family member: A case study of a married couple.
A microbreak is defined as a scheduled break taken to prevent the onset or regression of cumulative trauma disorders among computer users.
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?

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