Never too old for the kindergarten: reducing the strain to retain employees
Type of item
Case study
Country
Denmark
Languages

English

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

Description

Many of the tasks in childcare require a significant amount of lifting and many repetitive movements. Over time it becomes increasingly difficult for employees of a certain age to lift children.  The kindergarten implemented a number of measures to reduce the incidence of musculoskeletal
disorders among its 19 female employees.  This included new equipment, individual training sessions and early access to pysiotherapy.

 

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Child day-care activities
Health effects
Back pain or injury
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Ageing and older workers
Women
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Rehabilitation, physiotherapy etc.
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Safety officers
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2021