Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in agriculture and horticulture

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Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in agriculture and horticulture

Prévention des troubles musculosquelettiques (TMS) dans le secteur de l’agriculture et de l’horticulture

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

The brochure focuses on the sector of agriculture and horticulture and answers three questions: What is a musculoskeletal disorder? What are the risks of TMS? And above all, how to prevent MSDs? The brochure, written by PREVENT, is illustrated with photos showing real work situations. 

 

La brochure se focalise sur les secteurs de l'agriculture et de l'hortoculture répond à trois questions : C’est quoi un trouble musculosquelettique ? Quels sont les risques de TMS ? Et surtout, comment prévenir les TMS ? La brochure, rédigée par PREVENT, est illustrée de photos présentant des situations de travail réelles.

 

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Language of original language description

French

Dutch

Other data

Hazards
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
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
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Target audience
Employers
Workers
Year
2015