Type Case study
This case study examines the ErgoKita project, which studied risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in nursery-school teachers and the effects of an intervention. It started with physiological work measurement, covering awkward postures such as sitting and lifting, and included provision...
Type Visual resources
ProviderGerman Social Accident Insurance DGUV
This brochures deals with the safety and health of nursery school teachers working in day-care centers. They often are exposed to ergonomic stress at work. Lifting and carrying children, sitting on small chairs and other awkward working postures e.g. when dressing up children. This information...
Type Visual resources, Guides & Tools
ProviderGerman protestant office for occupational health and safety - EFAS
Cleaning activities can be physically demanding and should be done without exposing workers to the risks of work-related musculoskeletal diseases (MSD). However, cleaners are at risk of developing MSDs as a result of their work. There are various solutions that can be used in order to modify tasks...
Type Visual resources, Case study
ProviderHealth and safety autority
This video of a risk assessment case study shows carers lifting a bed-bound patient in order to change a mattress. It points out the risks and gives a solution for the problems showed.
Type Case study
The hygiene institute was responsible for protecting the population against infectious diseases and wanted to reduce absenteeism and job turnover in the cleaning team, which consisted of 15 women, in such a way, that workers over 50 or 55 could remain in the job.
Type Guides & Tools
ProviderWorkplace Denmark - for foreign service providers and posted workers
This checklist is a tool for enterprises to use when preparing their workplace assessment (WPA). All enterprises with employees are obligated to draw up workplace assessments. The workplace assessment is the enterprise’s own tool for identifying, prioritising and solving working environment...