Tools for preventing physical load

Type: 
Guides & Tools
Country: 
Netherlands
Languages: 
Dutch
Provider: 
Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.

Description

On this website, several tools intended to help / guide companies to assess and prevent  physical load. The tools presented are: Hand-arm vibration exposure calculator ; NIOSH method, factsheets on both physical load and sitting, and a tool on how to determine a policy on physical load. 

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Language of original language description: 
Dutch

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
Hazards: 
Manual handling of loads
Repetitive movements/work
Forceful movements
Awkward postures
Static postures - standing
Static postures - sitting
Fast-paced work
Using Display Screen Equipment
Poor work organisation
Poor work environment, e.g lighting
Health effects: 
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures: 
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Training/guidance (for workers)
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
All (no specific group)
Purpose of the material: 
Training
General information
Risk assessment
Target audience: 
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area: 
Prevention
Date of Publication / Year : 
2016