An analysis of permanent work disability among sheet metal workers in the American Journal of Medicine found that Musculoskeletal disorders (e.g. carpal tunnel, tendonitis, etc.) and circulatory disease were leading causes of sheet metal worker disability (47.2% and 13.7% of awards, respectively). Recommended preventative measures include task-specific ergonomic innovations and participatory interventions with sheet metal workers.
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