E-fact 42 - Checklist for prevention of lower limb disorders
04/11/2008 Type: E-facts 5 pages

E-fact 42 - Checklist for prevention of lower limb disorders

Keywords:Health Care, HORECA, Mainstreaming OSH into education, Musculoskeletal disorders, Risk assessment, Women and OSH

Work-related lower limb disorders (LLDs) are impairments of bodily structures such as a tendon, muscle, nerve, joint and bursa caused or aggravated primarily by the performance of work and by the effects of the immediate environment where the work is carried out. They can affect the lower extremities, mainly hip, knee and feet.This checklist concerns hazards for injury or development of disorders to the lower limb and is targeted at people engaged in workplace hazard identification. In addition, this checklist offers examples of preventive measures that can help to reduce LLDs risks.

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