This discussion paper looks at the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the construction sector in the EU and in Italy in particular and at the tasks that put workers at risk, such as manual lifting and awkward postures.
Tuki- ja liikuntaelinsairauksia koskevat käytännön työkalut ja ohjeet
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These resources are to enable organisations to use Napo films to raise awareness about health and safety topics (including MSDs) within groups of their own staff and supply chains. The resources will enable organisations to deliver advice on health and safety topics, and will help generate...
This checklist includes questions on working postures of the back and neck, arms and hands, legs during sitting and standing tasks. It also gives examples of the type of action at a technical, organisational and individual level that can be put in place to prevent or reduce the risks caused by...
Sedentary lifestyle is one of the main causes for non-communicable diseases, so being at home for several days and weeks means not only protection from COVID-19 but also an increased risk for non-communicable diseases, e.g. for degenerative diseases of the spine and joints.
This article is one in a series of discussion papers looking at sectors that have a high prevalence of MSDs. It summarises the findings of a review undertaken as part of the ergoHair project, which aims to promote a healthy and safe working environment in the hairdressing sector.
This guide presents a practical approach to preventing and managing work-related psychosocial risks and musculoskeletal disorders. Tailored to the needs of micro and small businesses, the guide suggests a straightforward five-step process for improving the work environment to tackle these issues.