Italy: New operating methods and adapted machinery for preventing musculoskeletal disorders in laundries

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Italy: New operating methods and adapted machinery for preventing musculoskeletal disorders in laundries

Italy: New operating methods and adapted machinery for preventing musculoskeletal disorders in laundries

Type of item
Case study
Country
Italy
Languages

English

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

Description

Servizi Italia Spa, a provider of laundry and sterilisation services to the healthcare sector, introduced novel operating methods and changes in its work sites to prevent MSDs. Workers were videoed while wearing Wi-Fi sensors to digitally visualise and analyse their movements to identify their MSD risks. Solutions included adjustments to working heights, an automatic bed sheet unravelling system, job rotation and on-the-job training. The company also increased awareness of and knowledge about risks to health. Servizi Italia Spa 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
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Year
2022