Work Related Upper Limb Disorders _WRULDs_

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					Work Related Upper
 Limb Disorders
    (WRULDs)
Main Sites Affected
 Finger
 Hand
 Wrist
 Elbow
 Shoulder
Typical Conditions
 Repetitive Strain Injury
 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
 “Beat” hand, elbow or knee
 Tenosynivitis
 Epycondilitis
Symptoms
 Pain
 Restriction of joint movement
 Swelling
 Reduced sense of touch and manual
  dexterity
Risk Factors
   Force
   Frequency
   Duration
   Posture
   Excessive repetition
   Gripping
   Vibration
   Cold
   Pre-existing medical conditions
Preventive Measures
 Risk Assessment
 Ergonomics – Change job to suit
  person
 Automation
 Reduce force levels
 Reduce repetition
 Change posture
 Training
 Job rotation