Managing ergonomic risk in the workplace to improve musculoskeletal health

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Managing ergonomic risk in the workplace to improve musculoskeletal health

Managing ergonomic risk in the workplace to improve musculoskeletal health

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
Ireland
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
Health and safety autority
Provider (Original)
Health and safety autority

Description

This guide gives direction on the actions that need to be taken in order to manage ergonomic risks at workplace level. It explains the main ergonomic risk factors that may affect a person’s health when carrying out work activities, outlines the risk assessment process involved in managing ergonomic risks, and gives guidance on useful risk assessment tools that can be used to quantify ergonomic risk factors.

 

This guide gives direction on the actions that need to be taken in order to manage ergonomic risks at workplace level. It explains the main ergonomic risk factors that may affect a person’s health when carrying out work activities, outlines the risk assessment process involved in managing ergonomic risks, and gives guidance on useful risk assessment tools that can be used to quantify ergonomic risk factors.

 

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2019