Sweden: Women’s work environment and MSDs prevention

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Sweden: Women’s work environment and MSDs prevention

Sweden: Women’s work environment and MSDs prevention

Type of item
Case study
Country
Svezia
Languages

English

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

Description

This case study reports on an initiative in Sweden to raise awareness of and improve women’s occupational health in general and to reduce their risks of developing MSDs in particular. Under the initiative, labour inspectors were given training in mainstreaming gender into their everyday practice. They then carried out inspections targeting workplaces and sectors in which women predominate and initiated discussions with employers where risk prevention measures were found to be inadequate. 

This case study reports on an initiative in Sweden to raise awareness of and improve women’s occupational health in general and to reduce their risks of developing MSDs in particular. Under the initiative, labour inspectors were given training in mainstreaming gender into their everyday practice. They then carried out inspections targeting workplaces and sectors in which women predominate and initiated discussions with employers where risk prevention measures were found to be inadequate. 

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English

Other data

Sector / Indrustry covered
Non specifico per settore
Hazards
Posture scomode
Manual handling of loads
Psychosocial/stress hazards
Static postures - standing
Health effects
Back pain or injury
Upper limb disorders
Lower limb disorders
Neck and shoulder disorders
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Women
Prevention measures
Elimination of hazards
Improving individual working techniques (e.g manual handling postures)
Technical measures e.g. ergonomic equipment
Adjustments/support for chronic MSD disorder/disease/pain suffers
Purpose of the material
Warning message/Alert
General information
Awareness raising
Guidance
Risk assessment
Target audience
Employers
Managers
Worker representatives
Safety officers
Priority area
Condizioni croniche
Fatti e cifre
Prevenzione
Diversità dei lavoratori
Year
2020