Reduction of repetitive work at Coloplast

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Reduction of repetitive work at Coloplast

Reduction of repetitive work at Coloplast

Type of item
Case study
Country
Denmark
Languages

English

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

Description

The work at Coloplast´s production sites includes many job functions where the workers carry out repetitive work, including hanging, placing, packing, sorting of items etc. The management of Coloplast and the health and safety organisation wanted to get a total overview of the extent of the repetitive work problem (domestic and abroad) to enable them to prioritise the resources needed to reduce the repetitive work.

The work at Coloplast´s production sites includes many job functions where the workers carry out repetitive work, including hanging, placing, packing, sorting of items etc. The management of Coloplast and the health and safety organisation wanted to get a total overview of the extent of the repetitive work problem (domestic and abroad) to enable them to prioritise the resources needed to reduce the repetitive work.

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Language of original language description

English

Other data

Hazards
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
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Training/guidance (for workers)
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Year
2010