A quarterly publication of the Institute for Work & health

At Work

Issue 51

Winter 2008

In this issue

Lead Resources and support are vital in a PE program

Research evidence shows that a participatory ergonomic (PE) program can help prevent musculoskeletal disorders in workers. Yet, what are some key elements of participatory ergonomics that can help ensure its success in workplaces?

Standard article Activity is key to recovery, leading low-back pain researcher says

Dr. Maurits Van Tulder talks about the important work that the Cochrane Back Review Group conducts and how it has influenced the international occupational health community.

Standard article Workplace safety practices must have active leadership

A welder is working on an assembly line and notices a potential safety hazard. He reports it to his supervisor and waits for action yet nothing is done. What does the worker think? Perhaps management does not care, even though the company says it promotes workplace health and safety.

In Focus International task force reports on neck pain

Read about some of the findings from the Bone and Joint Decade 2000-2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders.

What researchers mean by... internal validity

Internal validity is a key aspect of quality of the study