Bringing gender equality into the ergonomic design of food preparation areas

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Bringing gender equality into the ergonomic design of food preparation areas

Bringing gender equality into the ergonomic design of food preparation areas

Type of item
Case study
Country
EU
Egyesült Királyság
Languages

English

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

Description

Case study 5.6 in this report: A large retail bakery in the United Kingdom decided to take the opportunity of refurbishment plans to reduce the risk of upper-limb disorders in its predominately female workforce. Independent ergonomists assessed the suitability of its current food preparation benches and a proposed replacement. Workstations were designed to take into account the stature and reach capabilities of ‘average’ and ‘small’ women to allow them to reach forward and generally work comfortably. The company worked with the manufacturer to provide the bench adapted for the  female staff. MSDs have been reduced and additional business benefits in providing a comfortable working area for its female employees include tasks being completed more efficiently.

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Language of original language description

English

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Sector / Indrustry covered
Élelmiszer-, ital-, dohányáru-kiskereskedelme
Hazards
Kényelmetlen testhelyzetek
Megerőltető mozdulatok
Ismétlődő mozdulatok/monoton munka
Health effects
Hátfájás vagy -sérülés
A felső végtagok rendellenességei
A nyak és a váll rendellenességei
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Nők
Prevention measures
Kockázatok megszüntetése
Technikai intézkedések, pl. ergonómiai felszerelések
Purpose of the material
Iránymutatás
Target audience
Munkáltatók
Vezetők
Biztonsági tisztviselők
Munkavédelmi tanácsadó
Priority area
Megelőzés
A munkavállalók sokfélesége
Year
2014