Healthy hands for manual work - the carpal tunnel syndome

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Healthy hands for manual work - the carpal tunnel syndome

Gesunde Hände für gutes Handwerk - das Carpaltunnel Syndrom

Type of item
Guides & Tools


Provider (English)
Professional association for wood and metal
Provider (Original)
Berufsgenossenschaft Holz und Metall


This leaflet focuses on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and what to do if you have similar complaints. It is designed for workers in both the wood and metal industry, but it's principles can be used in other sectors as well.


Diese Broschüre befasst sich mit dem Carpaltunnel - Syndrom und was zu tun ist, wenn Sie ähnliche Beschwerden haben. Es ist für Arbeiter in der Holz- und Metallindustrie konzipiert, aber seine Prinzipien können auch in anderen Sektoren angewendet werden.

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Sector / Indrustry covered
Manufacture of wood and of products of wood and cork, except furniture; manufacture of articles of straw and plaiting materials
Manufacture of basic metals
Manufacture of other fabricated metal products
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Working with an existing MSD condition/disease
Health effects
Upper limb disorders
Worsening of existing (chronic) condition
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Sufferer of an MSK disorder or disease
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Simple tips and measures
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Purpose of the material
General information
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area