E-fact 16 - Hazards and risks leading to work-related neck and upper limb disorders (WRULDs)

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E-fact 16 - Hazards and risks leading to work-related neck and upper limb disorders (WRULDs)

E-fact 16 - Hazards and risks leading to work-related neck and upper limb disorders (WRULDs)

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

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

Description

This web summary provides information on the WRULDs risk factors, relevant European legislation and risk assessment.WRULDs are the commonest occupational diseases in Europe. They usually develop gradually, the cumulative effect of many, apparently moderate applications of force, repeated over an extended period.

This web summary provides information on the WRULDs risk factors, relevant European legislation and risk assessment.WRULDs are the commonest occupational diseases in Europe. They usually develop gradually, the cumulative effect of many, apparently moderate applications of force, repeated over an extended period.

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English

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Sector / Indrustry covered
Not sector specific
Hazards
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - standing
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
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
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Safety officers
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2007