Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders among Early Childhood Educators at the KSC Child Development Center

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Title

Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders among Early Childhood Educators at the KSC Child Development Center

Description

David F. Putnam Science Center, Room 163
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) represent one of the most common and most expensive occupational health problems in the United States. They are injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system (i.e. muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, discs, etc.). The MSDs among early childhood educators could be high, given the fact that they frequently lift the children and work in awkward postures such as bending, twisting, stooping, and squatting. The purpose of this project is to survey the MSDs and potential ergonomic risk factors among early childhood educators at the KSC Child Development Center (CDC) through observational analysis, face-to-face interviews, and a questionnaire survey. Subsequently, the data will be analyzed and recommendations will be provided through a workshop conducted at the CDC with the goal of preventing MSDs. The findings from this project will be presented at the Academic Excellence Conference. Information regarding how to prevent MSDs in childcare settings will also be discussed.
Yun Sun

Contributor

Keene State College

Creator

Megan Beaudry

Date

2016-04-09

Identifier

https://commons.keene.edu/s/KSCArchive/item/21080

Language

en_US

Subject

Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences

Type

Presentation

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