Poland – Safer and healthier work at any age: the case of a Polish sewing plant (Dartex)

Digita: 
Case study
Country: 
Polonia
Languages: 
English
Provider: 
EU OSHA

Descrizione

ARTEX is a small sewing plant with 14 female employees working five-day single shifts. Repetitive tasks, performed seated, increase the risk of MSDs. In addition to legally-required medical checks, assessment of individual workstations led to improvements in work organisation, layout and equipment, reducing repetitive strain. External consultants advised on lighting and machinery changes to minimise eyestrain, and exposure to noise and vibration. Improved work organisation reduced accidents to zero and reduced MSDs, while increased precision resulted in a 70% reduction in customer complaints.

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Language of original language description: 
English

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Sector / Industry covered: 
ATTIVITÀ MANIFATTURIERE
Pericoli: 
Posture scomode
Ritmi lavorativi intensi
Posture statiche: stare seduti
Vibrazioni
Health effects: 
Dolori o infortuni dorso-lombari
Disturbi agli arti superiori
Disturbi a collo e spalle
DMS non specificati
Prevention measures: 
Eliminazione dei pericoli
Semplici consigli e misure
Misure tecniche, ad esempio attrezzature ergonomiche
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Donne
Purpose of the material: 
Informazioni generali
Sensibilizzazione
Valutazione del rischio
Destinatari: 
Datori di lavoro
Dirigenti
Rappresentanti dei lavoratori
Priority area: 
Prevenzione
Lavoro sedentario
Date of Publication / Year : 
2016