Prevention of ergonomic risks - Activity of food distribution

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Prevention of ergonomic risks - Activity of food distribution

Prevención de riesgos ergonómicos - Actividade da distribución de alimentación

Type of item
Guides & Tools


Provider (English)
Occupational Health and safety Institue of Galicia (ISSGA)
Provider (Original)
Instituto de Seguridade e Saúde Laboral de Galicia (ISSGA)


Ergonomic risk prevention guide based on the study carried out  in several companies dedicated to the food distribution activity. The guide aims to indicate where the most problematic points are in the tasks that workers usually carry out and in the following activities: Butchery ,Delicatessen, Fishery, Fruit and vegetables, Bakery and pastry, Cash register, Replacement, Shipment Preparation.


Guía de prevención de riesgos ergonómicos con base en el estudio realizado por los técnicos del ISSGA en varias empresas con centros de trabajo en Galicia dedicadas a la actividad de distribución de la alimentación. La guía pretende señalar dónde están los puntos más problemáticoso en las tareas que suelen realizar los trabajadores.


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Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Static postures - standing
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Training/guidance (for workers)
Purpose of the material
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)