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

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

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

Type of item
Case study
Country
Polonia
Languages

English

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

Description

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.

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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English

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Sector / Indrustry covered
ATTIVITÀ MANIFATTURIERE
Hazards
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
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Donne
Prevention measures
Eliminazione dei pericoli
Semplici consigli e misure
Misure tecniche, ad esempio attrezzature ergonomiche
Purpose of the material
Informazioni generali
Sensibilizzazione
Valutazione del rischio
Target audience
Datori di lavoro
Dirigenti
Rappresentanti dei lavoratori
Priority area
Prevenzione
Lavoro sedentario
Year
2016