E-fact 39 - Cleaners and musculoskeletal disorders
17/10/2008 Type: E-facts 14 pages

E-fact 39 - Cleaners and musculoskeletal disorders

Keywords:Cleaning workers, Accident prevention, Musculoskeletal disorders, Risk assessment, Women and OSH

This E-Fact offers important information about about work-related musculoskeletal disorders. Numerous investigations have shown that cleaners are at risk of developing MSDs of the back, neck, shoulders, elbows, hands and lower limbs as a result of their work. The E-Fact identifies the risk factors that cleaners face in the course of their work and provides advice on the practical steps that can be taken to prevent or reduce these risks.

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