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
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Farming involves a lot of repetitive work. Manual handling and lifting in particular can cause strain and awkward positions. Outdoor work and specificities of terrain make the design of agricultural machinery challenging. This discussion paper looks at the use of mechanisation to reduce the risk of...
This document provides content and methods of filling out a short procedure for the identification and quantification of the risk of biomechanical overload of the upper limbs using the OCRA checklist / methodology.
This article presents the data sheets developed by INAIL-CONTARP to assess the risk of many non-standardisable repetitive tasks in the sector. The method used was the OCRA checklist. This method has proved to be reliable and allows users to draw up a map of the risk for repetitive work.
This factsheet aims to provide data on the incidence of the main occupational diseases related to the construction sector, including musculoskeletal disorders.
This factsheet contains useful information for the prevention of MSDs such as back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain, which are very common among students, with the aim of ensuring a return to school in line with the recent regulations to prevent COVID-19 infection.
This synthesis report is part of a much larger project intended to support policy-makers at EU and national levels by providing an accurate picture of the prevalence and costs of MSDs across Europe, pulling together existing data from a number of relevant and reliable official statistical sources...