This topic looks into work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs), which is a group of disorders primarily aggravated by work that can damage the muscles, bones, joints and associated structures such as blood vessels, nerves and tendon. World Health Organization (WHO) recognises that the causative factors of WRMSD are multifactorial. Despite the variety of efforts to control WRMSD, a large number of humans suffer impairment, often leading to permanent, partial or total disability. WRMSDs can result in huge economic costs to companies and healthcare systems. The costs are due to loss of productivity, training of new workers and compensation costs.

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Keywords:
Backache ; carpal tunnel syndrome; chronic backache; De Quervain’s tenosynovitis; dynamic contraction; Raynaud’s disease; static contraction; tendinitis; thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS); trigger finger; varicose veins; work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs)

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Date added to OUM OER: 27 July2022
Date Modified in OUM OER: 27 July 2022
Subject Matter Expert: Dr Yusof Omar
Submitter: Zulhairi Salih
Technical Format: H5P
License : CC BY-NC-ND

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