E-fact 12 - Work related musculoskeletal disorders in the service and retail sectors

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E-fact 12 - Work related musculoskeletal disorders in the service and retail sectors

E-fact 12 - Work related musculoskeletal disorders in the service and retail sectors

Type of item
Guides & Tools
Country
EU
Languages

English

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

Description

This web summary provides information on hazards and risks in the sector, assessment of MSD risks and preventive measures including examples of solutions to common musculoskeletal problems. The service and retail sectors offer a wide range of jobs including in shops, restaurants, offices, distribution and entertainment. Many are physically demanding, and workers in these sectors are particularly at risk from back and upper limb disorders.

This web summary provides information on hazards and risks in the sector, assessment of MSD risks and preventive measures including examples of solutions to common musculoskeletal problems. The service and retail sectors offer a wide range of jobs including in shops, restaurants, offices, distribution and entertainment. Many are physically demanding, and workers in these sectors are particularly at risk from back and upper limb disorders.

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English

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Sector / Indrustry covered
Non specifico per settore
Alberghi e alloggi simili
Ristoranti e attività di ristorazione mobile
Attività di pulizia
SANITÀ E ASSISTENZA SOCIALE
Hazards
Posture scomode
Ritmi lavorativi intensi
Forceful movements
Manual handling of loads
Poor work organisation
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Repetitive movements/work
Static postures - standing
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Tutti (nessun gruppo specifico)
Women
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
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
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Workers
Priority area
Prevenzione
Year
2007