Finland: Improving ergonomics through multi-professional cooperation in the food industry

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Finland: Improving ergonomics through multi-professional cooperation in the food industry

Finland: Improving ergonomics through multi-professional cooperation in the food industry

Type of item
Case study
Country
Finland
Languages

English

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

Description

MSDs were the main reason for sick leave at the Finnish children’s food factory Suomen Nestlé. Improving ergonomics was the solution. The company implemented various measures to improve working procedures and conditions to prevent MSDs, support the recovery of workers suffering from MSDs, and promote overall fitness and wellbeing. As a consequence, the number of sick days has dropped significantly. Suomen Nestlé is one of the commended examples of the 15th Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards competition.

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English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Sufferer of an MSK disorder or disease
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Training/guidance (for workers)
Exercises
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2022