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Tackling MSDs head on

Prendre les TMS à bras-le-corps

Type of item
Case study
Country
France
Languages

French

Provider
Provider (English)
INRS
Provider (Original)
INRS

Description

Used in the workplace to lighten certain physical, repetitive or arduous tasks, can exoskeletons generate new risks? The use of such tools must be accompanied by precise questions about the tasks to be performed, their nature, but also the organization of the work. The Areva NP group, which carries out maintenance for nuclear power plants, confronted all these questions during an exoskeleton testing campaign conducted between January and June 2016 at its Chalon-sur-Saône facility.

Utilisés dans le cadre professionnel pour alléger certaines tâches physiques, répétitives ou pénibles, les exosquelettes peuvent-ils générer de nouveaux risques ? L’emploi de tels outils doit s’accompagner de questions précises sur les tâches à réaliser, leur nature, mais aussi l’organisation du travail. Le groupe Areva NP, qui réalise la maintenance des centrales nucléaires, s’est confronté à toutes ces questions à l’occasion d’une campagne d’essais d’exosquelettes menée entre janvier et juin 2016 dans son établissement de Chalon-sur-Saône.

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Language of original language description

French

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
ELECTRICITY, GAS, STEAM AND AIR CONDITIONING SUPPLY
Hazards
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
Prevention measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
Awareness raising
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2016