Tools for preventing physical load

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Tools for preventing physical load

Hulpmiddelen voor fysieke belasting

Type of item
Guides & Tools


Provider (English)
Dutch Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.
Provider (Original)
Ministerie van SZW


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. 

Er zijn veel verschillende soorten werkzaamheden die fysiek belastend kunnen zijn. Fysieke belasting kan leiden tot vervelende gevolgen voor de gezondheid en zo het werkvermogen aantasten. Het is daarom belangrijk om goed om te gaan met fysiek belastend werk. Op deze website kun je verschillende tools vinden waarmee je de fysieke belasting kan bepalen en kan verminderen.

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Other data

Awkward postures
Fast-paced work
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Poor work environment, e.g lighting
Poor work organisation
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - sitting
Static postures - standing
Using Display Screen Equipment
Health effects
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
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Training/guidance (for workers)
Purpose of the material
General information
Risk assessment
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)