Towards an Integrated Prevention Strategy for Handling

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Towards an Integrated Prevention Strategy for Handling

Towards an Integrated Prevention Strategy for Handling

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
Canada
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
IRSST
Provider (Original)
IRSST

Description

The purpose of this document is to provide all stakeholders and workplaces concerned with preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) related to manual handling tasks with an integrated prevention strategy for manual handling.

Combining training and intervention, this strategy is based on the understanding, observation and analysis of five action principles. These action principles are common to all the handling techniques used by workers. Each of them has specific observation indicators, which identify the compromises that workers must make to achieve their goal of safeguarding their health and safety, in terms of demands or effort.

The purpose of this document is to provide all stakeholders and workplaces concerned with preventing musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) related to manual handling tasks with an integrated prevention strategy for manual handling.

Combining training and intervention, this strategy is based on the understanding, observation and analysis of five action principles. These action principles are common to all the handling techniques used by workers. Each of them has specific observation indicators, which identify the compromises that workers must make to achieve their goal of safeguarding their health and safety, in terms of demands or effort.

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English

Other data

Hazards
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
Back pain or injury
MSDs unspecified
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Purpose of the material
Guidance
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Year
2019