Forklift with an all around view

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Forklift with an all around view

Rundumsicht Gabelstapler

Type of item
Case study
Country
Germany
Languages

German

Provider
Provider (English)
German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the raw materials and chemical industry (BG RCI)
Provider (Original)
Berufsgenossenschaft Rohstoffe und chemische Industrie (BG RCI)

Description

Forklift operators spend most of the shift in the seated position associated with frequent lateral and axial spine rotations. After the eight-hour work shift feeling of pain or eventually stiff muscles can be expected in many operators. At ContiTech Vibration Control GmbH they no longer wanted to accept this and dealt intensively with the topic of reducing the risk of accidents and reducing physical stress by optimising all-round visibility in forklifts. This good practice example was nominated for the 2017 Safety Technology Award organised by BG RCI

Ein hoher Anteil an Rückwärtsfahrten bei Gabelstaplern zwingt die Beschäftigten zu verdrehter Körperhaltung und verdrehter Kopfhaltung. Bei der ContiTech Vibration Control GmbH wollte man dies nicht länger hinnehmen und beschäftigte sich intensiv mit dem Thema Reduzieren von Unfallgefahren und Vermindern der physischen Belastungen durch Optimierung der Rundumsicht.

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Language of original language description

German

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
Other
Target audience
Employers
OSH consultant
Year
2017