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Shouldering the burden

Work that is highly repetitive or involves forceful exertion, awkward postures and high psychosocial job demands is significantly associated with the common shoulder disorder subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS), according to a systematic review (17 papers, seven of high quality). Workers in fish processing and slaughterhouses have the highest risk of SIS. One lowquality study found an association between SIS and computer-based work.

Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health 2010; 36(3): 189–201.

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2010 (vol. 07/1) pp38