Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) General Information Brochure

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Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) General Information Brochure

Prévention des troubles musculosquelettiques (TMS) Brochure générale d’information

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
Belgium
Languages

French

Dutch

Provider
Provider (English)
Federal Public Service Employment, Labor and Social Dialogue
Provider (Original)
Service public fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation sociale

Description

This general brochure for the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) has been developed to meet the need for a comprehensive information tool on the risk of MSDs. This guide has three main objectives: to know how the musculoskeletal system works, to understand how it can deteriorate and to propose appropriate solutions to avoid developing MSDs.

 

Cette brochure générale de prévention des troubles musculosquelettiques (TMS) a été développée pour répondre au besoin d’un outil informatif complet sur le risque de TMS. Ce guide poursuit principalement trois objectifs: connaître le fonctionnement de l’appareil musculosquelettique, comprendre comment il peut se détériorer et proposer des solutions adaptées pour éviter de développer les TMS. 

 

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Language of original language description

French

Dutch

Other data

Hazards
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Using Display Screen Equipment
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
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
General information
Guidance
Target audience
Employers
Safety officers
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2017