The Netherlands: Automating the stacking of crates and boxes to reduce manual lifting in a vegetable growing company

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The Netherlands: Automating the stacking of crates and boxes to reduce manual lifting in a vegetable growing company

The Netherlands: Automating the stacking of crates and boxes to reduce manual lifting in a vegetable growing company

Type of item
Case study
Country
Netherlands
Languages

English

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

Description

Workers at the Dutch vegetable growing company Verdonk Broccoli were prone to develop MSDs, especially when lifting and stacking crates and boxes. To prevent MSDs and to reduce physical strain and manual lifting, palletisers were purchased. As a result, there are fewer health complaints and absences, and a 30% reduction in staff turnover. Verdonk Broccoli is one of the commended examples of the 15th Healthy Workplaces Good Practice Awards competition.

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Language of original language description

Greek

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Migrant and immigrant workers
Prevention measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Year
2022