Practical guidelines: ergonomic risk analysis

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Practical guidelines: ergonomic risk analysis
Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
Belgium
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
VerV
Provider (Original)
VerV

Description

These guidelines are the result of a consensus with ergonomics prevention advisors and are aimed at anyone who is involved with ergonomics or well-being at work in the broadest sense. This is the third “practical guidelines” publication by VerV, the two previous practical guidelines focused on office environments and healthcare work. They outline the specific elements of an ergonomic risk analysis on the one hand and the different actors involved on the other. Once the ergonomic risks of a task or function have been identified, it is important to assess them in terms of both quality and quantity. The risk analysis is not complete unless it also includes preventive measures and possible solutions. The aim of an ergonomic risk analysis is to reduce physical stress and to allow employees to perform at their best. Ergonomics, after all, is about working in a healthy and efficient manner.

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and 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
Guidance
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2021