From MSDs to Psychosocial risks, a two-in-one prevention

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From MSDs to Psychosocial risks, a two-in-one prevention

Des TMS aux RPS, une prévention deux-en-un

Type of item
Case study
Country
France
Languages

French

Provider
Provider (English)
INRS
Provider (Original)
INRS

Description

This case study presents the work done by the working group from the Alès Cévennes hospital center  to prevent MSDs as well as Psychosocial risks in its stretcher service. To assess MSDs, a questionnaire was distributed to stretcher bearers. The link between MSDs and Psychosocial risks appeared: for example, when the stretcher bearer has to stop his movement to move a disturbing object, the act of restarting the trolley requires a lot of physical effort. And this interruption is considered annoying by the stretcher bearer in the flow of his work and a source of stress. To make other services aware of the working difficulties encountered by stretcher bearers, a “live-my-life” and a training program have been set up.

Lors d’un travail de prévention sur les TMS dans son service de brancardage, un groupe de travail du centre hospitalier d’Alès Cévennes s’est également penché sur les RPS. Pour évaluer les TMS, un questionnaire a été distribué aux brancardiers. Le lien entre TMS et RPS apparaît : par exemple, lorsque le brancardier doit arrêter son mouvement pour déplacer un objet gênant, l’action de redémarrer le chariot demande beaucoup d’efforts physiques. Et cette interruption est jugée gênante par le brancardier dans le flux de son travail et source de stress. Pour sensibiliser les autres services aux difficultés de travail rencontrées par les brancardiers, un « vis-ma-vie » et une formation ont été mis en place.

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Language of original language description

French

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Stress
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Worker participation
Training/guidance (for workers)
Purpose of the material
Awareness raising
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Year
2017