Musculoskeletal complaints on the rise among office workers: study

Olympia, WA – Workers are spending more time on computers and, as a result, the percentage of office workers with musculoskeletal issues is increasing, according to an ergonomics evaluation study conducted by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.

Twenty support services employees, representing bill processing, claims initiation and imaging departments, participated in at least one part of the four-phase study analyzing the effects of typical work activities and postures on musculoskeletal health. Employees were evaluated via survey, observation, computer task sampling and electromyography.

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