A gender-sensitive approach to MSD prevention in a printing company

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A gender-sensitive approach to MSD prevention in a printing company

A gender-sensitive approach to MSD prevention in a printing company

Type of item
Case study
Country
EU
France
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
European Trade Union Institute, ETUI
Provider (Original)
European Trade Union Institute, ETUI

Description

This report includes Case 5.1: A French printing company needing to address the MSDs and absenteeism affecting its mainly female staff in its finishing workshop. They obtained help from the regional association for the improvement of working conditions (ARACT). Ergonomic solutions were put in place to reduce the physical strain among finishing assistants; changes to improve career development were also proposed. A holistic approach to analysing where the problems lay included looking at the career progression of men and women. Due to women's lack of career progression their exposure to poor ergonomic conditions in the finishing workshop was found to be long term.

This report includes Case 5.1: A French printing company needing to address the MSDs and absenteeism affecting its mainly female staff in its finishing workshop. They obtained help from the regional association for the improvement of working conditions (ARACT). Ergonomic solutions were put in place to reduce the physical strain among finishing assistants; changes to improve career development were also proposed. A holistic approach to analysing where the problems lay included looking at the career progression of men and women. Due to women's lack of career progression their exposure to poor ergonomic conditions in the finishing workshop was found to be long term.

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English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Repetitive movements/work
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Women
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Other
Purpose of the material
Risk assessment
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Safety officers
OSH consultant
Priority area
Prevention
Worker diversity
Year
2014