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LifeLongLearning & Video Series

LifeLongLearning & Video Series

Dental Hygiene Work: Pain is NOT in the Job Description

Musculoskeletal disorders can end careers ~ Prevention is key

Pain in the hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck, and back are
common among dental hygienists. However, when ignored, these
symptoms can become persistent and severe enough that they can
end a career and make daily living miserable. No one should be
required to do a job that causes pain. Relatively simple changes to
work practices can prevent and alleviate musculoskeletal disorders
(MSDs).

The Video “Dental Hygiene and Ergonomics Video Series: Pain is NOT in the Job Description” was produced by the California Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Branch in partnership with the University of California, Berkeley, Ergonomics Program and the California Dental Hygienists’ Association.

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