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3/1/2018 - NIOSH/USBM numbered publicationsLearn more about solutions and task design ideas that you can use to reduce exposure to risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders and slips, trips, and falls.
This paper discusses methods for reducing musculoskeletal injuries in mines. Included are discussions of how to implement ergonomics committees, methods for identifying hazards, ways to formulate and implement solutions, and followup analysis.
This review paper describes the current state of knowledge regarding low back pain (LBP) - the causes, risk factors for LBP, effectiveness of treatments, recovery from back pain, and methods that can be used to help control the problem.
The U.S. Bureau of Mines reviewed literature relating to the effectiveness of back belts in the workplace.