E-fact 39 - Cleaners and musculoskeletal disorders

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E-fact 39 - Cleaners and musculoskeletal disorders

E-fact 39 - Cleaners and musculoskeletal disorders

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

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

Description

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.

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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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Poor work organisation
Repetitive movements/work
Vibrations
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
MSDs unspecified
Worsening of existing (chronic) condition
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Women
Purpose of the material
Warning message/Alert
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Workers
Year
2008