Orhan Korhan

Eastern Mediterranean University

Orhan Korhan graduated with a BS from Eastern Mediterranean University in 2000, a MS from the University of Louisville in 2002, and a PhD from Eastern Mediterranean University in Industrial Engineering in 2010. He has been working at Eastern Mediterranean University since 2009. He became Assistant Professor in 2010, and Associate Professor in 2014. He is a board member of the Continuous Education Center and currently positioned as Academic Affairs Coordinator at the Rector’s Office. He has been assigned to scientific committee of several international conferences, published several books, book chapters, and papers in various countries. His current research interests include Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders, Educational Ergonomics, Human Computer Interaction, and Facilities Planning and Design.

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Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs) refer to a wide range of inflammatory and degenerative conditions that occur in the workplace or are caused by work activities. WRMSDs affect the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, peripheral nerves, and supporting blood vessels. These conditions can cause pain and functional impairment and they often result in direct economic costs to both the workplace and the worker. Injuries sustained at work can negatively affect a person's physical and mental health as well as a company's bottom line. This book describes the human musculoskeletal system, including such topics as anthropometry and posture, as it relates to accidents and injuries in the workplace. Chapters discuss such subjects as job standards; risk assessment; direct and indirect costs of WRMSDs; epidemiology, etiology, and pathology of WRMSDs; engineering and administrative controls; risk factor identification; injury management; and education and training. It presents a holistic approach to identifying, intervening, and preventing WRMSDs.

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