The prevention of lower back disorders in the transport sector
Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
Malta
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
Occupational Health and Safety Authority
Provider (Original)
Awtorità għas-Saħħa u s-Sigurtà fuq il-Post tax-Xogħol

Description

This guide provides information on why a prevention policy needs to be implemented for the prevention of back pain disorders in the transport sector. It explains the causes, and provides preventive solutions in the  transport sector and how to implement them with the help of pictures. 

 

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE
Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Static postures - sitting
Health effects
Back pain or injury
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)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Training/guidance (for workers)
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2007