Bringing gender equality into the ergonomic design of food preparation areas

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Bringing gender equality into the ergonomic design of food preparation areas

Bringing gender equality into the ergonomic design of food preparation areas

Type of item
Case study
Country
EU
Spojené království
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU-OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU-OSHA

Description

Case study 5.6 in this report: A large retail bakery in the United Kingdom decided to take the opportunity of refurbishment plans to reduce the risk of upper-limb disorders in its predominately female workforce. Independent ergonomists assessed the suitability of its current food preparation benches and a proposed replacement. Workstations were designed to take into account the stature and reach capabilities of ‘average’ and ‘small’ women to allow them to reach forward and generally work comfortably. The company worked with the manufacturer to provide the bench adapted for the  female staff. MSDs have been reduced and additional business benefits in providing a comfortable working area for its female employees include tasks being completed more efficiently.

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English

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Sector / Indrustry covered
Maloobchod s potravinami, nápoji a tabákovými výrobky ve specializovaných prodejnách
Hazards
Nepřirozené polohy
Prudké pohyby
Opakující se pohyby/práce
Health effects
Bolest zad nebo jejich zranění
Poruchy dolních končetin
Poruchy krku a ramen
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Ženy
Prevention measures
Odstranění nebezpečí
Technická opatření, např. ergonomické vybavení
Purpose of the material
Pokyny
Target audience
Zaměstnavatelé
Manažeři
Bezpečnostní pracovníci
Konzultant BOZP
Priority area
Ennetamine
Töötajate mitmekesisus
Year
2014