A gender-sensitive approach to MSD prevention in a printing company

Typ: 
Case study
Country: 
EU
Francie
Languages: 
English
Provider: 
EU-OSHA

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This report includes Case 5.1: A French printing company needing to address the MSDs and absenteeism affecting its mainly female staff in its finishing workshop. They obtained help from the regional association for the improvement of working conditions (ARACT). Ergonomic solutions were put in place to reduce the physical strain among finishing assistants; changes to improve career development were also proposed. A holistic approach to analysing where the problems lay included looking at the career progression of men and women. Due to women's lack of career progression their exposure to poor ergonomic conditions in the finishing workshop was found to be long term.

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Language of original language description: 
English

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Tisk a činnosti související s tiskem
Nebezpečí: 
Nepřirozené polohy
Opakující se pohyby/práce
Health effects: 
Bolest zad nebo jejich zranění
Poruchy dolních končetin
Poruchy krku a ramen
Prevention measures: 
Odstranění nebezpečí
Snižování/minimalizace rizika prostřednictvím organizačních opatření, např. snížením počtu vystavených pracovníků, střídáním pracovních úkolů
Jiné
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Ženy
Purpose of the material: 
Hodnocení rizik
Cílová skupina: 
Zaměstnavatelé
Manažeři
Bezpečnostní pracovníci
Konzultant BOZP
Priority area: 
Prevence
Rozmanitost pracovníků
Date of Publication / Year : 
2014