Latvia: Implementing customised solutions to heavy lifting in a metalworking company

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Latvia: Implementing customised solutions to heavy lifting in a metalworking company

Latvia: Implementing customised solutions to heavy lifting in a metalworking company

Type of item
Case study
Country
Latvia
Languages

English

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

Description

With the active participation of workers, the Latvian metalworking company SIA Silkeborg Spaantagning Baltic created a safe and ergonomic workplace by identifying, designing and developing practical solutions for handling and lifting of heavy loads. These customised solutions, such as a tool holder to lift 100 kg motors, reduced the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and ensured improved working postures and ergonomic lifting. SIA Silkeborg Spaantagning Baltic is one of the winners of the 15th Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards competition.

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English

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
MANUFACTURING
Hazards
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Priority area
Prevention