Handling and cooling: the keys to a business that never stands still

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Handling and cooling: the keys to a business that never stands still

Manutentions et froid : les clés d’une activité jamais figée

Type of item
Case study
Country
France
Languages

French

Provider
Provider (English)
INRS
Provider (Original)
INRS

Description

Alliance Élaborés has a traditionally manual activity. For more than ten years, this specialist in frozen processed products based in Foucarmont, Seine-Maritime, has made the fight against musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) one of its priorities. In the stuffed tomato workshop, a few cases of tendonitis had occurred among operators assigned to cutting tomatoes: working in the cold increases the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD).

Alliance Élaborés a une activité traditionnellement manuelle. Depuis plus de dix ans, ce spécialiste des produits élaborés surgelés installé à Foucarmont, en Seine-Maritime, fait de la lutte contre les troubles musculosquelettiques (TMS) l’une de ses priorités. Dans l’atelier des tomates farcies, quelques cas de tendinites étaient survenus chez des opératrices affectées à la coupe des tomates : le travail au froid accentue les risques de troubles musculosquelettiques (TMS).

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French

Other data

Hazards
Fast-paced work
Other
Repetitive movements/work
Health effects
Upper limb disorders
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Purpose of the material
Awareness raising
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Year
2015