Strains on the back and joints - what does this have to do with me?

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Strains on the back and joints - what does this have to do with me?

Belastungen für den Rücken und Gelenke - was geht mich das an?

Type of item
Guides & Tools


Provider (English)
Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung
Provider (Original)
Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung


This information is used to identify and assess loads on the back and joints and - if necessary - to initiate measures. Against the background of longer working lives, this document provides suggestions and help to maintain the health and employability of employees and thus the success of companies in the long term.


Diese Information dient dazu, Belastungen des Rückens und der Gelenke zu erkennen, einzuschätzen und – falls erforderlich – Maßnahmen einzuleiten. Vor dem Hintergrund längerer Lebensarbeitszeiten gibt diese Schrift Anregungen und Hilfen, um die Gesundheit und Beschäftigungsfähigkeit der Beschäftigten und damit auch den Erfolg der Betriebe langfristig zu erhalten.


Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
Not sector specific
Awkward postures
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Health effects
Back pain or injury
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
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Purpose of the material
Target audience
Priority area