A classification of methods for assessing and/or preventing the risks of musculoskeletal disorders

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A classification of methods for assessing and/or preventing the risks of musculoskeletal disorders

Classification de méthodes d'évaluation et/ou de prévention des risques de troubles musculosquelettiques

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

French

Provider
Provider (English)
European Trade Union Institute, ETUI
Provider (Original)
European Trade Union Institute, ETUI

Description

Guide showing 15 methods for evaluating and preventing the risks of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace. The methods are classified into three categories depending on the skills needed to use them: detection – analysis – expertise. Through this publication, the ETUI seeks to encourage the participation of workers and their representatives in the detection and prevention of MSDs.

 

Guide présentant 15 méthodes d'évaluation et de prévention des risques de troubles musculosquelettiques (TMS) sur les lieux de travail. Les méthodes sont classées en trois catégories en fonction des compétences requises pour leur utilisation: dépistage – analyse – expertise. À travers cette publication, l'ETUI veut encourager la participation des travailleurs et de leurs représentants au dépistage et à la prévention des TMS.

 

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Language of original language description

English

French

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
Not sector specific
Hazards
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Long hours
Manual handling of loads
Poor work environment, e.g lighting
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Using Display Screen Equipment
Working with an existing MSD condition/disease
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Training/guidance (for workers)
Purpose of the material
General information
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience
Worker representatives
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2011