Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders among the workers at Port Wine vines cultivation

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Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders among the workers at Port Wine vines cultivation

Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders among the workers at Port Wine vines cultivation

Type of item
Case study
Country
Portugal
Languages

English

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

Description

All the organisation of work associated with the grape harvesting and transportation to the processing equipment was implemented with the objective of reducing, as much as possible, the manual effort associated with the transportation of grapes from the vines to the processing equipment and consequently the risk of MSDs.

All the organisation of work associated with the grape harvesting and transportation to the processing equipment was implemented with the objective of reducing, as much as possible, the manual effort associated with the transportation of grapes from the vines to the processing equipment and consequently the risk of MSDs.

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English

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Workers
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2010