MSDs and unwanted fumes at Mercedes-Benz

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MSDs and unwanted fumes at Mercedes-Benz

TMS et fumées indésirables chez Mercedes-Benz

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Case study


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On the occasion of the renovation of two of its workshops the Mercedes-Benz CTT plant in Molsheim, in the Bas-Rhin region, carried out an initiative to make its workstations safer, with the support of Carsat Alsace-Moselle, targeting in particular risks of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and those associated with welding fumes.

The CHSCT was involved in the discussions, and the improvements to the position were validated at a meeting. For example, the installation of a lifting table has greatly improved the working conditions. 

À l’occasion de la rénovation de deux de ses ateliers, l’établissement Mercedes-Benz CTT de Molsheim, dans le Bas-Rhin, a mené une démarche de sécurisation des postes de travail, avec l’appui de la Carsat Alsace-Moselle, en ciblant notamment les risques de troubles musculosquelettiques (TMS) et ceux associés aux fumées de soudage.

Le CHSCT a été associé aux réflexions, et les améliorations apportées au poste ont été validées en réunion. Par exemple, l’installation d’une table élévatrice a grandement amélioré les conditions de travail.

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Manual handling of loads
Health effects
Back pain or injury
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Purpose of the material
Awareness raising
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area