1631 Update on assessing risk for upper limb musculoskeletal disorders


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Abstract

The aim of this Special Session is to discuss recent changes to risk assessment tools for upper extremity MSDs.This session will present recent findings from large prospective epidemiologic studies on carpal tunnel syndrome and other upper extremity disorders. Then other presenters will discuss how those findings have modified common risk assessment models such as the Strain Index, the ACGIH Hand Activity Level, and other methods.R. Bonfiglioli2, B. Evanoff3, D. Rempel1, J. Kapellusch4, B. Weber52Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy3Division of General Medical Science, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO, USA4University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Milwaukee, USA5Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance (IFA), Sankt Augustin, Germany

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