ErgoKita: an example of an ergonomic intervention in the education sector

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ErgoKita: an example of an ergonomic intervention in the education sector

Type of item
Case study
Country
Saksa
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU OSHA

Description

This case study examines the ErgoKita project, which studied risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in nursery-school teachers and the effects of an intervention. It started with physiological work measurement, covering awkward postures such as sitting and lifting, and included provision of ergonomic equipment.

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
KOULUTUS
Esiasteen koulutus
Hazards
Awkward postures
Manual handling of loads
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Working with an existing MSD condition/disease
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
MSDs unspecified
Worsening of existing (chronic) condition
Stress
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Kaikki (ei erityistä ryhmää)
Women
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
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
Adjustments following injury/sickness absence
Training/guidance (for workers)
Priority area
Krooniset sairaudet
Tulevat sukupolvet
Ennaltaehkäisy
Psykososiaaliset riskit
Year
2020