ULDs include disorders of the fingers, wrist, arm, shoulder & occasionally neck. They encompass the disorders often referred to as Repetitive Strain injuries & Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS).
Mechanical stresses and psychosocial influences affect ULDs. Identifying any underlying causes & taking relevant action can prevent deterioration of the condition which can lead to recurrent problems, disability, low employee morale & litigation.
managing upper limb disorders
ULDs are a common problem that can affect some people regardless of their work. However, employers should have effective systems to demonstrate they have assessed risks & taken any relevant action.
We can help employers to:
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