Factors associated with cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) of the upper extremities were studied retrospectively, using data from three apparel manufacturing plants in the southeastern United States. Reported CTDs among the employees at risk during fiscal years 1991 and 1992 were analyzed focusing on individual and plant variables. Results showed that CTD rates increased from 1991 to 1992 and fluctuated in a cyclical pattern each year, peaking during January, March, and August. Employee age and duration of employment were associated with CTD rates. Employees aged 45 to 40 had higher CTD rates than those in any other age groups. Employees with 1 to 3 years' experience had higher CTD rates than employees with more years of service.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Southern Medical Journal|
|State||Published - 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (all)