Workers’ compensation claims in Ohio were evaluated as a source of surveillance data for identifying workplaces at high risk of cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) and analyzed for their demographic and industrial characteristics. During a 5-year period (1980 to 1984), 6,849 workers’ compensation claims met the case criteria for CTDs. Tenosynovitis due to continuous motion was the most frequently reported condition (58%), and the wrist was the body part most frequently affected (48%). The highest case rate was observed for female workers in the 36 to 45 age group. Incidence rates for individ-ual companies were determined and those with the highest rates for CTDs were identified. The employer-specific rates for CTDs based on workers’ compensation claims data can be used as an effective surveillance tool in locating high-risk operations where ergonomic interventions can be implemented to reduce CTD hazards.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Occupational Medicine|
|State||Published - Jun 1988|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health