Developing a practice and evidence-based guideline for occupational health and safety professionals to prevent and handle musculoskeletal pain in workplaces

Kathrine Greby Schmidt*, Andreas Holtermann, Marie Birk Jørgensen, Malene Jagd Svendsen, Charlotte Diana Nørregaard Rasmussen

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Abstract

Practice guidelines can facilitate the translation of evidence-based knowledge into better occupational health and safety (OHS) prevention. This paper describes the development process, findings and content of a practice and evidence-based guideline for musculoskeletal pain (MSP) to OHS professionals in Denmark. We used a participatory process with involvement of more than 100 OHS professionals in the development of the guideline. The guideline contains three sections: 1) Rapid review of risk factors for MSP (Push/pull, Screen work, Lifting, Awkward postures and Psychosocial factors related to MSP) and single- and multi-stranded interventions targeting MSP. 2) Process recommendations for use of the guideline by a three-phase participatory process 3) Practical recommendations that contain advice and methods for the three-phase participatory process. This paper can promote future guideline development, as it provides specific insight into how OHS professionals can be included in the development of practice and evidence-based guideline through a participatory process.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103520
JournalApplied Ergonomics
Volume97
ISSN0003-6870
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

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Keywords

  • Guideline
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Occupational health and safety

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