Lifting an carrying heavy loads in construction - training for young workers

Syötä: 
Case study
Country: 
Saksa
Languages: 
German
Provider: 
Trainings center Bau-ABC Rostrup

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The incidence of low back pain in construction workers is consistently reported as being higher than in all other industries. Lifting and carrying weights of more than 25 kg and working overhead and in bad postures leads to back problems. Younger workers  are  often more prone to muskuloskeletal poblems due to inefficient and non ergonomic work postures. Most back injuries are sprains and strains from lifting, lowering, carrying, pushing, and pulling materials. Injuries can be reduced by planning, changing how work is done, and training on the right lifting and carrying heavy loads. The Training Center Bau-ABC Rostrup developed a preventive approach to tackling the problem of back injuries in young workers. The project was started in 1995 and more than 1,000 trainees have meanwhile passed through the lifting and carrying training at Bau-ABC Rostrup.

 

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Language of original language description: 
German

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
RAKENTAMINEN
Vaaratekijät: 
Epämukavat asennot
Voimankäyttöä edellyttävät liikkeet
Taakkojen manuaalinen käsittely
Health effects: 
Niskasärky tai -vamma
Niska- ja hartiavaivat
Määrittämättömät tule-sairaudet
Prevention measures: 
Koulutus/ohjaus (työntekijöille)
Liikunta
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Nuoret työntekijät
Muu
Purpose of the material: 
Koulutus
Ohjeet
Kohdeyleisö: 
Työnantajat
Harjoittelijat
Kouluttajat
Priority area: 
Tulevat sukupolvet