The impact of injuries associated with repeated movements in the upper limb on the Colombian economy and on the health of Colombian workers is of such magnitude that several of the syndromes associated with this type of actions are among the five leading causes of occupational disease in Colombia, affecting mainly female workers. Morbidity due to musculoskeletal disorders represents 43% of all occupational disease diagnoses in Colombia (Minprotección, 2005). According to data from FASECOLDA, 2005, out of 1493 occupational diseases registered, 393 involve the upper limb and caused more than 7000 days of incapacity and loss of productivity. Due to the difficulties of identification, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation, this type of injury has become a challenge for the social security system, the professional risk system and for the diversity of professionals who try to develop measures to identify, control and prevent this type of injury. In this paper an analysis of the complexity offered by the study of the upper limb is made, then the main variables of analysis and finally the OCRA (Occupational RepetitiveActions) method is studied.
|Translated title of the contribution
|The evaluation of repeated movements in the upper limb. The OCRA Method
|Number of pages
|Revista Colombiana De Rehabilitación
|Published - Oct 31 2008
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health