Germany: A systematic approach to preventing MSDs

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Germany: A systematic approach to preventing MSDs

Germany: A systematic approach to preventing MSDs

Type of item
Case study
Country
Germania
Languages

English

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

Description

This case study highlights Germany’s holistic approach to tackling musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), facilitated by a comprehensive legal framework. MSDs are the most common cause of absence from work in Germany, and preventing them is one of the priorities of the Joint German Occupational Safety and Health Strategy. The development and implementation of this strategy involves multiple stakeholders — the federal government, federal states and accident insurance institutions, as well as trade associations, safety experts and occupational physicians — enabling a multifaceted, collaborative approach.

This case study highlights Germany’s holistic approach to tackling musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), facilitated by a comprehensive legal framework. MSDs are the most common cause of absence from work in Germany, and preventing them is one of the priorities of the Joint German Occupational Safety and Health Strategy. The development and implementation of this strategy involves multiple stakeholders — the federal government, federal states and accident insurance institutions, as well as trade associations, safety experts and occupational physicians — enabling a multifaceted, collaborative approach.

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English

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Sector / Indrustry covered
Non specifico per settore
Hazards
Movimentazione manuale di carichi
Pericoli psicosociali/legati allo stress
Attività/movimenti ripetitivi
Utilizzare dispositivi provvisti di videoterminali
Health effects
Dolori o infortuni dorso-lombari
Disturbi agli arti superiori
Disturbi agli arti inferiori
Disturbi a collo e spalle
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Tutti (nessun gruppo specifico)
Prevention measures
Eliminazione dei pericoli
Migliorare le tecniche di lavoro individuali (ad esempio posture legate alla movimentazione manuale)
Semplici consigli e misure
Misure tecniche, ad esempio attrezzature ergonomiche
Adeguamenti a seguito di infortuni/assenze dovute a malattia
Purpose of the material
Formazione
Messaggio di avviso/segnalazione
Informazioni generali
Sensibilizzazione
Orientamenti
Valutazione del rischio
Target audience
Tutti (nessun destinatario specifico)
Priority area
Fatti e cifre
Prevenzione
Rischi psicosociali
Year
2020