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Cover; Title page; Preface; Acknowledgements; The participating institutions; Contents; 1. Introduction to Musculoskeletal Diseases: The Biomed IV Project; 2. The Identification and Measurement of Risk; 3. Measurement of Spinal Loading: Shrinkage; 4. Epidemiology: Musculoskeletal Problems in Belgian Nurses; 5. Epidemiology of Musculoskeletal Disorders in a Sample of British Nurses and Physiotherapists; 6. Electromyography in Occupational Activities. This work focuses on the study of occupational musculoskeletal diseases, which was the subject of a European collaborative research project under the Biomed IV programme. The authors provide a comprehensive background for the approaches towards studying musculoskeletal problems.