This factsheets explain how continuous standing or sitting while working is a common source of discomfort and fatigue. Frequent changes of body positions, including alternating between sitting and standing, helps to avoid fatigue.
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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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...
The film shows the most important lifting and carrying techniques in a simple and understandable way for everyone. Employees learn how they can protect their backs when handling loads. The film is also useful for occupational training and practical instructions at work.
Prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) is common among farmers as agriculture work is highly physically demanding. In Switzerland at the Agricultural Institute in Grangeneuve sport is an integral part of the training. The young farmers learn how to maintain a healthy body during 40 working...
This fact sheet covers a wide range of health and safety issues related to teleworking. It includes ergonomic tips for setting up a home office; tips for work scheduling (work load) issues; what is an appropriate home office environment, etc.
Working with arthritis: Since we spend a significant part of our lives working, it’s important to know how to protect your joints and navigate the issues that can arise when you live with arthritis. This is what the website Arthritis and Work is all about. Whatever kind of work you do, be it paid or...
This factsheet on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome gives a clear overviews of what the syndrome is, how it occurs and how to treat it. Most importantly, it also gives tips on how to make sure to lower the risks of developing this syndrome.