Intelligence and ergonomics, ingredients of success

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Intelligence and ergonomics, ingredients of success

Intelligence et ergonomie, ingrédients de la réussite

Type of item
Case study
Country
France
Languages

French

Provider
Provider (English)
INRS
Provider (Original)
INRS

Description

The food industry is frequently at risk for low back pain and musculoskeletal disorders. Preventive actions can nevertheless be taken at various scales, like what the Berry small company Pâtes Fabre has implemented. As an example, the emptying of the pasta shelves to be bagged is no longer done directly in the high hopper but at ground level. Their content is then transported by a conveyor. 

Le secteur de l’agroalimentaire expose fréquemment à des risques de lombalgies et de troubles musculosquelettiques. Des actions de prévention peuvent néanmoins être menées à diverses échelles, à l’image de ce qu’a mis en œuvre la TPE berrichonne Pâtes Fabre. Par exemple le vidage des clayettes de pâtes à ensacher ne se fait plus directement dans la trémie en hauteur mais au niveau du sol. Leur contenu est ensuite acheminé par un convoyeur.

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Language of original language description

French

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
Back pain or injury
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
Purpose of the material
Awareness raising
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Year
2019