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Occupational Health Occupational Disease: health outcomes that are caused or influence by exposure to general conditions or specific hazards encountered in the work environment.
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Repeated trauma at work
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Painful progressive condition caused by compression of a key nerve in the wrist. Median nerve—runs from the forearm into the hand becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist Congenital predisposition—carpal tunnel is simply smaller in some people than in others Also from repetitive work
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Bursitis Inflammation of bursa—small fluid-filled sacs lubricate and cushion pressure points between bones and tendons and muscles—help joints move Common cause—overuse, stress and direct trauma to joint—repeated bumping or prolonged pressure from kneeling Repetitive motion
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Bursitis Prevention Take frequent breaks from repetitive tasks Cushion your joint Cushioned chairs, foam for kneeling or elbow pads Don’t sit sill for long periods Practice good posture
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2010 for the course CHLH 458 taught by Professor Jones during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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