Type Visual resources
ProviderGerman Social Accident Isurance for the wood and metal sector
Welding is a strenuous occupation involving work in awkward postures and handling heavy equipment. This can lead to muscular strain and painful tension. The following exercises have been specially developed for welders exposed to ergonomic risks. Regular training can help to stimulate and improve...
Type Visual resources, Guides & Tools
ProviderGerman Social Accident Insurance for the Food and Catering sector (BGN), Research Centre for Applied System Safety and Industrial Medicine
The meat idustry is a labour-intensive industry. Workers are dealing with manual handling of heavy loads of meat at high frequency. They work under pressure to maintain high rates of work, performing stressful repetitive motions combined with awkward postures. These and many other factors can...
Type Guides & Tools
ProviderFederal Public Service Employment, Labor and Social Dialogue
The brochure, specifically designed for butchers, answers three questions: What is a musculoskeletal disorder? What are the risks of MSDs? And most importantly, how can MSDs be prevented? The brochure, written by PREVENT, is illustrated with photos showing real work situations.
Type Case study
EU, Itävalta, Belgia, Viro, Suomi, Kreikka, Italia, Liettua, Slovakia
The Lighten the Load campaign featured the Good Practice Awards, which recognise organisations that have made outstanding and innovative contributions to tackling MSDs. The awards promote and encourage practical solutions in workplaces and share this good practice around Europe. This publication...