Shop worker with chondromalacia assisted by simple accommodations and supportive colleagues

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Shop worker with chondromalacia assisted by simple accommodations and supportive colleagues

Shop worker with chondromalacia assisted by simple accommodations and supportive colleagues

Type of item
Case study
Country
Grecia
Languages

English

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

Description

This case study is about a female worker in the retail industry who has suffered from chondromalacia — a condition that causes abnormal softening or deterioration of cartilage in joints — for 2 years. Good communication and working relationships have proven to be instrumental in enabling her to continue to work.

This case study is about a female worker in the retail industry who has suffered from chondromalacia — a condition that causes abnormal softening or deterioration of cartilage in joints — for 2 years. Good communication and working relationships have proven to be instrumental in enabling her to continue to work.

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Language of original language description

English

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Sector / Indrustry covered
Commercio al dettaglio di libri in esercizi specializzati
Commercio al dettaglio di giochi e giocattoli in esercizi specializzati
Hazards
Manual handling of loads
Static postures - standing
Working with an existing MSD condition/disease
Health effects
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Worsening of existing (chronic) condition
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Tutti (nessun gruppo specifico)
Sufferer of an MSK disorder or disease
Prevention measures
Simple tips and measures
Reducing/minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed, job rotation
Adjustments following injury/sickness absence
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Purpose of the material
General information
Awareness raising
Risk assessment
Target audience
All (no specific target audience)
Priority area
Condizioni croniche
Year
2020