Case Study

Solutions in practice

Compiled by Keith Albertson, managing editor of ISE, from material presented at the Applied Ergonomics Conference 2022 by Kelsey McCoskey and John Pentikis, with input and approval from the Ergonomics Branch of the Defense Centers for Public Health-Aberdeen.

Ergo for the orchestra: Keeping Army musicians in perfect harmony

Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) occur in many professions, from manufacturing to healthcare and beyond. Even when the load borne by one performing the job may seem light, the discerning occupational health and safety professional can find the hidden risks.

Such is the case for band musicians who face unseen WMSD exposures, whether they play a tuba or a flute.

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