Versatility as a remedy for fatigue

Back to MSDs and filter
Versatility as a remedy for fatigue

La polyvalence, un remède à la fatigue

Type of item
Case study
Country
France
Languages

French

Provider
Provider (English)
INRS
Provider (Original)
INRS

Description

Following discussions with Carsat Sud-Est, the Office Depot warehouse in Saint-Martin-de-Crau has initiated several measures to prevent musculoskeletal disorders. The result is greater versatility among employees. At the suggestion of the employees, the racks on the floor were raised to allow the pickers to put their feet underneath and thus bend less. In addition to these actions aimed at reducing physical effort, the management encourages its employees to be more versatile, in particular through additional multi-skilling.

À l’issue de réflexions menées avec la Carsat Sud-Est, l’entrepôt d’Office Depot situé Saint-Martin-de-Crau a initié plusieurs mesures de prévention des troubles musculosquelettiques. Avec, à la clé, une plus grande polyvalence des salariés. Sur proposition des salariés, les racks situés au sol ont été relevés pour permettre aux préparateurs de passer leurs pieds en dessous et ainsi moins se courber. En complément de ces actions visant à réduire les efforts physiques, la direction encourage ses salariés, par un complément de salaire notamment, à une plus grande polyvalence

Access tool

Language of original language description

French

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL TRADE; REPAIR OF MOTOR VEHICLES AND MOTORCYCLES
Hazards
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
All (no specific group)
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
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area
Prevention
Year
2014