E-fact 24 - Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in HORECA

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E-fact 24 - Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in HORECA

E-fact 24 - Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in HORECA

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Guides & Tools
Country
EU
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Provider
Provider (English)
EU OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU OSHA

Description

This E-Fact explains why HORECA workers are at risk of developing MSDs. Their jobs, for example, often involve prolonged standing and working in awkward postures. Much of their work is physically demanding, stressful and involves long working hours. Employers need to adapt prevention and intervention strategies to the HORECA sector; workers, who know their work better than anybody, also have an important role to play. A step-by-step guide to risk assessment is explained, as are the European directives relevant to MSDs.

This E-Fact explains why HORECA workers are at risk of developing MSDs. Their jobs, for example, often involve prolonged standing and working in awkward postures. Much of their work is physically demanding, stressful and involves long working hours. Employers need to adapt prevention and intervention strategies to the HORECA sector; workers, who know their work better than anybody, also have an important role to play. A step-by-step guide to risk assessment is explained, as are the European directives relevant to MSDs.

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Language of original language description

Bulgarian

Czech

Danish

German

Estonian

Greek

English

Spanish

French

Italian

Latvian

Lithuanian

Hungarian

Malti

Dutch

Polish

Romanian

Slovak

Slovenian

Finnish

Swedish

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Long hours
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Static postures - sitting
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Migrant and immigrant workers
Young workers
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
Training/guidance (for workers)
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Workers
Year
2008