Poland – Safer and healthier work at any age: the case of a Polish sewing plant (Dartex)

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Poland – Safer and healthier work at any age: the case of a Polish sewing plant (Dartex)

Poland – Safer and healthier work at any age: the case of a Polish sewing plant (Dartex)

Type of item
Case study
Country
Poland
Languages

English

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

Description

ARTEX is a small sewing plant with 14 female employees working five-day single shifts. Repetitive tasks, performed seated, increase the risk of MSDs. In addition to legally-required medical checks, assessment of individual workstations led to improvements in work organisation, layout and equipment, reducing repetitive strain. External consultants advised on lighting and machinery changes to minimise eyestrain, and exposure to noise and vibration. Improved work organisation reduced accidents to zero and reduced MSDs, while increased precision resulted in a 70% reduction in customer complaints.

ARTEX is a small sewing plant with 14 female employees working five-day single shifts. Repetitive tasks, performed seated, increase the risk of MSDs. In addition to legally-required medical checks, assessment of individual workstations led to improvements in work organisation, layout and equipment, reducing repetitive strain. External consultants advised on lighting and machinery changes to minimise eyestrain, and exposure to noise and vibration. Improved work organisation reduced accidents to zero and reduced MSDs, while increased precision resulted in a 70% reduction in customer complaints.

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English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Static postures - sitting
Vibrations
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Women
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Year
2016