Ergo guides help to improve ergonomic working conditions

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Ergo guides help to improve ergonomic working conditions

Ergo-Guides verbessern systematisch die ergonomischen Arbeitsbedingungen

Type of item
Case study
Country
Austria
Languages

German

Provider
Provider (English)
Austrian Labour inspection
Provider (Original)
Arbeitsinspektion

Description

 

The objective of the "Ergo-Guide concept" was to qualify workers in the field of ergonomics so that they can identify ergonomic problems (e.g. awkward posture and movement) at the workplaces, systematically analyse the ergonomic hazards and help to find solutions to prevent MSDs. More than 250 workers at Baxter were trained to identify ergonomic hazards and help to improve eronomic working conditions.

 

Das "Ergo-Guide-Konzept" verfolgt das Ziel, Mitarbeiter/-innen auf dem Gebiet der Ergonomie so weit zu qualifizieren, dass diese eigenständig Ergonomie-Probleme (z.B. ungünstige Körperhaltung und Bewegungsabläufe) im Arbeitsumfeld erkennen, mit Hilfe von Checklisten systematisch analysieren und Lösungsideen finden können. Im Laufe von zehn Jahren erwarben über 250 Mitarbeiter/innen der Firma Baxter im Rahmen diese Kompetenzen und werden in allen Baxter-Betriebsstätten als Multiplikatoren eingesetzt.

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Language of original language description

German

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations
Manufacture of irradiation, electromedical and electrotherapeutic equipment
Hazards
Other
Health effects
Other
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Worker participation
Purpose of the material
Other
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Occupational health physician
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2011