Ergonomics in the workplace – cleaning industry

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Ergonomics in the workplace – cleaning industry

Körpergerechtes Arbeiten in der Reinigungsbranche

Type of item
Visual resources
Guides & Tools
Country
Germania
Languages

German

Provider
Provider (English)
German protestant office for occupational health and safety - EFAS
Provider (Original)
Evangelische Fachstelle für Arbeits- und Gesundheitsschutz - EFAS

Description

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 or the environment to prevent MSDs in cleaners. This brochure draws attention to the work situation of cleaning staff and gives tips for improving the work situation and ergonomic stress.

Reinigungskräfte sind durch die Art der Tätigkeit, die soziale Situation und fehlende gesellschaftliche Anerkennung in vieler Hinsicht belastet. Untersuchungen haben gezeigt, dass diese Vielzahl von Belastungen häufig zu einem vorzeitigen Gesundheitsverschleiß führt. Diese Broschüre macht auf die Arbeitssituation der Reinigungskräfte aufmerksam und gibt Tipps zur Verbesserung der Arbeitssituation und der prävention ergonomischer Belastungen.

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Language of original language description

German

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
Attività di pulizia
Hazards
Posture scomode
Poor work environment, e.g lighting
Poor work organisation
Health effects
Back pain or injury
MSDs unspecified
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Women
Other
Prevention measures
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target audience
Employers
Workers
Type of visual resource
Leaflet/Booklet
Priority area
Prevenzione
Year
2012