Finland: Large-scale prevention training for social and healthcare workers through an adaptable ergonomics model

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Finland: Large-scale prevention training for social and healthcare workers through an adaptable ergonomics model

Finland: Large-scale prevention training for social and healthcare workers through an adaptable ergonomics model

Type of item
Case study
Country
Finland
Languages

English

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

Description

In 2020, MSDs were responsible for about a third of absences at Siun sote – Joint municipal authority for North Karelia social and health services. The Finnish organisation produced a comprehensive ergonomics expertise action plan for care and support work. This ergonomics model emphasises MSD prevention by training and raising the awareness of social and healthcare workers. Siun sote 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
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Worker participation
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
Risk assessment
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Year
2022