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Moving in on Occupational Injury


Aickin, Christine; Bell, Jane; Bullock, Margaret [u. a.]


Worth, David


Amsterdam: Butterworth-Heinemann (Now Elsevier Science), 2000, 384 Seiten, ISBN: 0-7506-4198-3




Leading international experts have contributed to this multidisciplinary approach to industrial injury, prevention and management where the team is the theme. The book provides up to date chapters from medical experts, researchers, ergonomists, vocational rehabilitation consultants, therapists, occupational health consultants and shop floor practitioners.

Authoritative, concise and very practical this handbook will update all physiotherapists and those working with industrial injuries in the workplace. Dr David Worth PhD is the Leader of the Scientific Committee for Occupational Injury at the Australian Physiotherapy Association. A physiotherapist and senior consultant he works for a company specialising in the prevention and treatment of occupational injury.

- Occupational injury today - options for workers, compensation;
- Occupational injury, the employers perspective;
- Occupational injury: the ergonomists perspective;
- Occupational injury, the insurers perspective; Factors and mechanisms in occupational injury;
- New trends in epidemiological research on occupational musculoskeletal injury;
- The prevalence and morbidity of low back pain in Adelaide metropolitan taxi drivers;
- The costs and benefits of occupational injury prevention;
- Workers compensation costs and control;
- Risk management - some factors that influence this approach;
- A portfolio approach to cost containment in injury management;
- Good occupational health and safety is good business;
- Prevention programs: the imperatives and systems;
- Primary prevention at work;
- The development of a model for the prevention of musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace: a case study;
- Sprains and strains reduction program;
- Preventing work related back pain;
- Ergonomic tools to objectively assess the workplace;
- Work design, organisation and environment;
- Effect of work design and environment in parcel sorting;
- The biomechanical effect of posterior load carrying systems;
- Evaluating neck and shoulder posture in keyboard operators;
- Commercially available work related assessments: are they reliable and valid;
- Functional capacity assessment - what do you want and what do you get? Manual functional capacity evaluation versus computerised functional capacity evaluation;
- Measured functional trends in military personnel discharged medically due to low back pain;
- Assessing pain and disability exaggeration with the functional capacity evaluation process;
- Rethinking functional capacity evaluation;
- The relationship between functional capacity and job demands;
- Capacity and job matching;
- Interpretation of capacity to work;
- Job analysis research: what has been done and what needs to be done? Job analysis;
- Measuring manual handling injury prevention;
- Pilot investigation of the effects of a harness type external lumbar support during manual handling activities in airline baggage handlers;
- A study of manual handling injury among nurses in divisions of medicine at two teaching hospitals;
- Development of a manual handling risk assessment tool for community based nursing care;
- Effectiveness of a physiotherapy functional restoration program compared to patient selected treatment on chronic compensable low back pain;
- The effect of a supervised physical activity program on persons with work related low back injury;
- Appropriateness of pre placement assessments;
- The role of aerobic and general fitness in pre placement assessment;
- On site injury management and prevention;
- An example of on site physiotherapy services and industry;
- Overcoming the return to work barrier of poorly managed pain;
- Moving in on conflict - the role of mediation in occupational injury

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