The Bottom Line: Risk Factors and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

In this installment of The Bottom Line, Certified Professional Ergonomist and Managing Consultant Blake McGowan shares the findings of a recent study on the prevalence of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) in the working population, specifically the manufacturing environment. The study assessed the association between CTS and personal and biomechanical factors. For the bottom line, watch the video below.

Reference: Bonfiglioli R, Mattioli S, Armstrong TJ, Graziosi F, Marinelli F, Farioli A, Violante FS (2013).  Validation of the ACGIH TLV for hand activity level in the OCTOPUS cohort: a two-year longitudinal study of carpal tunnel syndrome.  Scand J Work Environ Health. Mar 1;39(2):155-63.

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Office Ergonomics, Research