Ergonomics for professional drivers

Type: 
Visual resources
Country: 
Germany
Languages: 
German
Provider: 
German Social Accident Insurance for Transport, Post, Logistic and Telecommunication - BG Verkehr

Description

A video to prevent back problems in the transport sector: 40% of truck drivers suffer from serious diseases of the spine. Because truck drivers stay seated for long periods of time, back pain is among the most common injury risks drivers face especially. This video is meant to support drivers to prevent back problems. It provides tips, information and important facts on ergonomics to prevent back problems in professional drivers. Exercises to relieve and relax the muscles are also presented.

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Language of original language description: 
German

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE
Telecommunications
Hazards: 
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Static postures - sitting
Health effects: 
Back pain or injury
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Exercises
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Other
Purpose of the material: 
Training
General information
Target audience: 
Workers
Type of visual resource: 
Film
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2011