Lithuania: Preventing musculoskeletal injuries in a professional fishing equipment company

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Lithuania: Preventing musculoskeletal injuries in a professional fishing equipment company

Lithuania: Preventing musculoskeletal injuries in a professional fishing equipment company

Type of item
Case study
Country
Lithuania
Languages

English

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

Description

Traditional nets are produced manually by operators at UAB Vonin Lithuania, a professional fishing equipment manufacturer, leading to musculoskeletal disorders. As the tasks could not be mechanised, the work was analysed to identify safe working techniques to reduce the loads on their body. As well as training workers in the safe work methods, task-rotation and exercise sessions were introduced. UAB Vonin Lithuania 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
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Training/guidance (for workers)
Exercises
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Year
2022