Task changes for a podiatrist with neck problems

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Task changes for a podiatrist with neck problems

Task changes for a podiatrist with neck problems

Type of item
Case study
Country
Egyesült Királyság
Languages

English

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

Description

A podiatrist in her early 40s has been working with neck problems for 8 years. As a result of the nature of her work, her condition has been exacerbated by adopting awkward postures and manoeuvring patients. This case study highlights the changes that have been and will be made to her main tasks to allow her to work in comfort.

A podiatrist in her early 40s has been working with neck problems for 8 years. As a result of the nature of her work, her condition has been exacerbated by adopting awkward postures and manoeuvring patients. This case study highlights the changes that have been and will be made to her main tasks to allow her to work in comfort.

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English

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Sector / Indrustry covered
HUMÁN-EGÉSZSÉGÜGYI, SZOCIÁLIS ELLÁTÁS
Hazards
Kényelmetlen testhelyzetek
Manual handling of loads
Using Display Screen Equipment
Working with an existing MSD condition/disease
Health effects
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Sufferer of an MSK disorder or disease
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Simple tips and measures
Worker participation
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area
Krónikus betegségek
Year
2020