Germany: Promoting musculoskeletal health in the software industry through ergonomics

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Germany: Promoting musculoskeletal health in the software industry through ergonomics

Germany: Promoting musculoskeletal health in the software industry through ergonomics

Type of item
Case study
Country
Germany
Languages

English

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

Description

Most employees of German multinational software corporation SAP SE work at their desks, exposing them to ergonomic problems. SAP SE developed an extensive knowledge database containing resources and guidance to promote ergonomics and prevent MSDs. This includes advice on business car use and working at customer sites. Safety and health topics such as ergonomics are addressed in team meetings and physiotherapy treatments are also offered. Workers have become more aware of and engaged in dealing with topics involving prevention. SAP SE is one of the winners of the 15th Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards competition.

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Static postures - sitting
Using Display Screen Equipment
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Stress
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Home workers
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
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
Telework
Year
2022