outpatient basis in an office or clinic. Possibilities for the Future Many patients, especially those with advanced disease, are participating in numerous clinical trials to gain information for future treatments. Although some are not yet available to the general public, the advancements and variety in treatments hold promise for the future, giving hope to people with melanoma. CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME(CTS)/REPETITIVE STRESS INJURIES It is a disorder marked by weakness and pain in the hand and wrist WORKERS AT RISK Computer users and typist Workers in the meat ,poultry and fish packing industries Those who assemble the airplanes
Automobile workers PREVENTING CTS IN KEYBOARD WORKERS Altering the way a person performs repepetitive activities may help prevent inflammation of the hand and the wrist. Replacing old tools with ergonomically designed new one can be very helpful. Rest periods and avoiding repetition.taking microbreaks Good posture Good office furniture Voice recognition software Keyboard and mouse tips i.e should be pressed without excessive force, innovative keyboards designs may reduce hand stress.
PREVENTIVE AND PROTECTIVE MEASURES OF OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES AND ILLNESSES The incidence of accidents and work-related diseases and injuries in most occupational sectors is still regrettably high; there is therefore an urgent need for preventive and protective measures to be instituted at workplaces in order to guarantee the safety and health of workers. Occupational accidents and diseases not only cause great pain, suffering and death to victims, but also threaten the lives of other workers and their dependants. Occupational accidents and diseases also result in: • Loss of skilled and unskilled but experienced labour; • Material loss, i.e. damage to machinery and equipment well as spoiled products; and • High operational costs through medical care, payment of compensation, and repairing or replacing damaged machinery and equipment. Occupational health problems arise largely from hazardous factors in the working environment. Since most hazardous conditions at work are in principle preventable, efforts should be concentrated on primary prevention at the workplace, as this offers the most cost-effective strategy for their elimination and control. The planning and design of workplaces should be aimed at establishing working environments that are conducive to physical, psychological and social well-being. This means taking all reasonable precautions to avoid occupational diseases and injuries. Workplace safety and health programmes should aim at eliminating the unsafe or unhealthy working conditions and dangerous acts which account for nearly all occupational accidents and diseases.
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