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EMUTOM: physics and ergonomics

EMUTOM (European Module for Undergraduate Teaching of Occupational Medicine)

Effects of work: physics and ergonomics

Concise description

This EMUTOM lesson contains educational materials about musculoskeletal health problems e.g. low back pain. It describes the work-related physical risk factors and potential preventive measures for work-related musculoskeletal complaints. After this lesson you understand the difference between work-related and non-work-related musculoskeletal complaints. And you know examples of effective ergonomic measures for prevention of non-specific low back pain.

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English, Spanish

Original Authors:

Dr P Paul Kuijer

Original affiliation, ownership:

Public and Occupational Health, University Medical Centers Amsterdam

Year of publication:


Charge for use or free:

Free of charge


Target group(s):

graduate students, non-OSH-expert professionals, OSH experts; or in training

Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:

Fully useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training

Time demand to complete the lesson or course:

1 day


Intellectual property and copyright:

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
This license allows reusers to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to remix, transform, and build upon the material. You must give appropriate credit to EMUTOM, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may not use the material for commercial purposes. For details about this license: .

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