A gender-sensitive approach to MSD prevention in a printing company
This report includes Case 5.1: A French printing company needing to address the MSDs and absenteeism affecting its mainly female staff in its finishing workshop. They obtained help from the regional association for the improvement of working conditions (ARACT). Ergonomic solutions were put in place to reduce the physical strain among finishing assistants; changes to improve career development were also proposed. A holistic approach to analysing where the problems lay included looking at the career progression of men and women. Due to women's lack of career progression their exposure to poor ergonomic conditions in the finishing workshop was found to be long term.