Stay healthy when sewing

Back to MSDs and filter
Stay healthy when sewing

Gesundbleiben beim Nähen

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
Germany
Languages

German

English

Provider
Provider (English)
German Social Accident Insurance for the energy, textile, electrical and media products sectors (BG ETEM)
Provider (Original)
Berufsgenossenschaft Energie Textil Elektro Medienerzeugnisse (BG ETEM)

Description

Sewing involves repeated movements of the shoulder and arm, a static  position  of  the  spine  and  lower  extremities,  as  well  as  the inclination  forward  while  the  job  is  done  throughout  the  workinghours. Sewing machine operators have shoulder and neck problems. An ergonomically designed workstation makes working less tiring and avoids long-term physical damage to the musculoskeletal system. Ergonomic improvements can often be achieved by taking a few corrective measures. Working height, legroom, work chair and sitting posture. Benefit from our tips on the ergonomic design of sewing work for your health.

Ein ergonomisch gestalteter Arbeitsplatz erlaubt es, die Näharbeit weniger ermüdend durchzuführen und vermeidet langfristige körperliche Schäden am Bewegungsapparat. Ergonomische Verbesserungen lassen sich oft mit wenigen Maßnahmen erreichen. Diese Broschüre gibt Tipps zu ergonomischen Gestaltung und Arbeit an Näharbeitsplätzen.

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
Manufacture of textiles
Hazards
Awkward postures
Health effects
Neck and shoulder disorders
MSDs unspecified
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
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Type of visual resource
Leaflet/Booklet
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2021