Good practice guide - Occupational health in the canned tuna sector

Type: 
Guides & Tools
Country: 
Spain
Languages: 
Spanish
Provider: 
Occupational Health and safety Institue of Galicia (ISSGA)

Description

This guide of good practices is aimed at workers in the canned tuna sector with the aim of responding to occupational health problems in a sector characterized by being highly feminized and presenting specific risks of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). This guide, which aims to disseminate in a simple way the basic measures for the prevention of MSDs among female workers, is the result of a biomechanical study for all jobs in the existing production chain in companies in the canned tuna sector. It gives very practical information and indicates le level of risk for each posture and task,

 

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Language of original language description: 
Spanish

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Sector / Industry covered: 
AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHING
Processing and preserving of fish, crustaceans and molluscs
Hazards: 
Static postures - standing
Manual handling of loads
Awkward postures
Health effects: 
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Guidance
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Prevention