E-fact 17 - The prevention of work-related neck and upper limb disorders (WRULDs) in construction

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E-fact 17 - The prevention of work-related neck and upper limb disorders (WRULDs) in construction

E-fact 17 - The prevention of work-related neck and upper limb disorders (WRULDs) in construction

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

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

Description

This summary aims to inform workers, their supervisors and employers, and occupational safety and health professionals in the construction sector about WRULDs. It helps to identify the particular risks that workers face of developing WRULDs and provides advice and case study examples, concerning the practical steps that can be taken to prevent or reduce the risks.

This summary aims to inform workers, their supervisors and employers, and occupational safety and health professionals in the construction sector about WRULDs. It helps to identify the particular risks that workers face of developing WRULDs and provides advice and case study examples, concerning the practical steps that can be taken to prevent or reduce the risks.

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English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - standing
Health effects
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
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Safety officers
Workers
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2007