Table of Contents

1. Methodological issues in epidemiologic studies of musculoskeletal disorders.
2. Epidemiology of work-related back disorders.
3. Epidemiology of neck and upper limb disorders and work-place factors.
4. Psychosocial factors at work in relation to musculoskeletal conditions.
implications for job design and rehabilitation.
5. Analysis and design of jobs for control of work related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs).
6. The psychophysical approach to risk assessment in work-related musculoskeletal disorders.
7. Health disorders caused by occupational exposure to vibration.
8. Screening for upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders: research and practice.
9. Surveillance for musculoskeletal problems.
10. Case definition for upper limb disorders.
11. Back risk factors: an overview.
12. Psychophysical studies of materials handling: NIOSH lifting equation.
13. Biomechanical models in high exertion manual jobs.
14. Cost-benefit of ergonomic improvements.
15. Clinical case management and rehabilitation of workers with upper extremity musculoskeletal disorders: a model for integration of medical and ergonomic approaches.
16. Experiences in redesigning jobs featuring repetitive tasks.
17. Regulatory issues in Occupational Ergonomics.