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Office Ergonomics - Where to Go for Help

If you have tried the home treatment suggestions but your pain and discomfort have lasted for several days (for example, 7 continuous days), call your doctor. Health professionals who can diagnose and treat work-related injuries include:

You may be able to get help or information through:

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  • Your human resources department at work.
  • Your state's Labor Department.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), for information on treating and preventing injury.
  • National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH), a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related disease and injury.
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Last Updated: November 19, 2012
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