Report - Prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in practice

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Report - Prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in practice

Report - Prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders in practice

Type of item
Case study
Country
EU
Austria
Belgium
Estonia
Finland
Greece
Italy
Lithuania
Slovakia
Languages

English

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

Description

The Lighten the Load campaign featured the Good Practice Awards, which recognise organisations that have made outstanding and innovative contributions to tackling MSDs. The awards promote and encourage practical solutions in workplaces and share this good practice around Europe. This publication contains the summaries of 20 working examples of how companies and organisations from across the EU have taken action against MSDs.

The Lighten the Load campaign featured the Good Practice Awards, which recognise organisations that have made outstanding and innovative contributions to tackling MSDs. The awards promote and encourage practical solutions in workplaces and share this good practice around Europe. This publication contains the summaries of 20 working examples of how companies and organisations from across the EU have taken action against MSDs.

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English

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Hazards
Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
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)
Simple tips and measures
Worker participation
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)
Exercises
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Supervisor
Workers
Year
2008