Type Guides & Tools
LanguageGerman, French, Italian
ProviderSwiss Commission for the Coordination of Occupational Health and Safety EKAS
Loading and unloading of vehicles are activities which heighten the chance of workplace injuries. Manual handling includes lifting, but also usually climbing, pushing, and pulling, all of which pose the risk of injury to the back. In many cases there is a lack of the necessary training and tools...
Type Visual resources, Case study
ProviderGerman Social Accident Insurance for of Raw Materials and the Chemical Industry - BG RCI
“Workplace health promotion” in SMEs. The prevention initiative “Feel good” in the Tschirna mining company shows how work place health promotion can be implemented in a small company with employer's engagement and support of the Social Accident Insurance . The work in the mining company is...
Type Guides & Tools
ProviderGerman Social Accident Insurance - DGUV
This booklet is intended to help you to identify ergonomic risk factors in the workplace and to implement control measures if necessary. It provides suggestions and help to maintain the health and employability of your workers and thus the success of your company in the long term. In the annex you...
Type Case study
ProviderAustrian Labour Inspectorate
Health care has been identified as an environment exposed to physical strain. Health care workers are exposed to ergonomic risks such as heavy loads when handling of immobile patients. The Austrian Labor Inspectorate has summarized good practical examples from the health sector in a report. You...
Type Visual resources
ProviderAustrian General Accident Insurance Organisation AUVA
The Austrian general Accident Insurance AUVA developped this app to analyse lifting and carrying techniques of workers. In addition, the app provides tips to improve manual handling techniques. The app is free of charge and meant for everyone who wants to prevent musculoskeletal strain due to...