This discussion paper looks at the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the construction sector in the EU and in Italy in particular and at the tasks that put workers at risk, such as manual lifting and awkward postures.
Strumenti pratici e orientamenti sui disturbi muscoloscheletrici
Per consentire un’agevole valutazione e gestione dei rischi di DMS nei luoghi di lavoro, la nostra banca dati di facile utilizzo contiene vari strumenti pratici e materiali orientativi sviluppati a livello dell’UE e nazionale.
Le risorse includono studi campione e materiali visivi e riguardano svariati settori, tipi di pericolo e misure di prevenzione. Alcune sono rivolte in modo specifico a determinati soggetti interessati, ad esempio datori di lavoro, lavoratori o dirigenti, mentre altre alla gestione dei DMS tra gruppi specifici di lavoratori. Le risorse possono essere filtrate per una di queste categorie o altre ancora, così non avrai problemi a trovare esattamente ciò che cerchi.
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Ritou SARL is a family business, specialising in roofing. Its director has not hesitated to invest to improve the working conditions of his employees. A former roofer himself, the manager of this family business specialising in roofing is particularly aware of the risks of the trade. With the help...
Lifting and carrying heavy loads, working in awkward postures and repetitive movements with increased physical efforts can damage the health of your back, joints and muscles. This leaflet shows how you can prevent musculoskeletal disorders in the construction industry.
The SME MD Group, a small public works company, has an ambitious and effective risk prevention policy. Exposed to the risks traditionally encountered in the construction industry - manual handling, falls from height, hand tools - it involves all its staff in the discussions and implements solutions...
Information about how shoulder and neck injuries develop in construction workers and what techniques can be used in order to avoid these.
This series of short informative case studies looks at a range of policy level initiatives across Europe and beyond aiming to prevent and manage work-related MSDs. The studies focus on achievements, factors contributing to their success and challenges encountered, and transferability to other...
This factsheet aims to provide data on the incidence of the main occupational diseases related to the construction sector, including musculoskeletal disorders.