Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) for scrap metal and fabricators

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Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) for scrap metal and fabricators

Prévention des troubles musculosquelettiques (TMS) pour les ferrailleurs et les coffreurs

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

Due to the nature of their profession, scrap metal and fabricators are at risk of musculoskeletal disorders. The brochure answers three questions: What is a musculoskeletal disorder? What are the risks of MSDs? And most importantly, how can MSDs be prevented? The brochure, written by PREVENT, is illustrated with photos showing real work situations.

 

De par la nature de leur profession, les  ferrailleurs et les coffreurs sont exposés au risque de troubles musculosquelettiques. La brochure 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
2011