A gender-sensitive approach to MSD prevention in a printing company

Digita: 
Case study
Country: 
EU
Francia
Languages: 
English
Provider: 
EU-OSHA

Descrizione

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.

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Language of original language description: 
English

Other data

Sector / Industry covered: 
Stampa e servizi connessi alla stampa
Pericoli: 
Posture scomode
Attività/movimenti ripetitivi
Health effects: 
Dolori o infortuni dorso-lombari
Disturbi agli arti superiori
Disturbi a collo e spalle
Prevention measures: 
Eliminazione dei pericoli
Limitare/ridurre al minimo il rischio mediante misure organizzative, ad esempio la diminuzione del numero di lavoratori esposti e la rotazione del lavoro
Altro
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Donne
Purpose of the material: 
Valutazione del rischio
Destinatari: 
Datori di lavoro
Dirigenti
Addetti alla sicurezza
Consulente SSL
Priority area: 
Prevenzione
Diversità dei lavoratori
Date of Publication / Year : 
2014