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February/March 2008 (vol. 04/5)

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Computer-work risk review

A literature review of papers published between 1980 and 2007 confirms that workers operating in a computerised work environment are at increased risk of work-related musculoskeletal symptoms if, in response to workload, deadline and performance-monitoring pressures, they perform long hours of computer-based work with high mental demands, work at a hectic work pace resulting in heightened muscle tension and forces, and have inadequate work breaks.

Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 2007; 17(4): 743–765.  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10926-007-9108-x

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Occupational Health at Work February/March 2008 (vol. 04/5) pp37