This checklist includes questions on working postures of the back and neck, arms and hands, legs during sitting and standing tasks. It also gives examples of the type of action at a technical, organisational and individual level that can be put in place to prevent or reduce the risks caused by...
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.
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This checklist concerns hazards for injury or development of disorders to the lower limb and is targeted at people engaged in workplace hazard identification. In addition, this checklist offers examples of preventive measures that can help to reduce LLDs risks.
The E-Fact explains the steps of the risk assessment process, including identifying hazards and evaluating risks. It also includes two case studies on preventing harm and a checklist of the most common hazards associated with the use of cleaning equipment.
This article provides recommendations and examples for nursing staff to help reducing the number and severity of MSDs due to patient handling.
This E-Fact explains why HORECA workers are at risk of developing MSDs. Their jobs, for example, often involve prolonged standing and working in awkward postures. Much of their work is physically demanding, stressful and involves long working hours. Employers need to adapt prevention and...
Manual handling of loads (MHL) is any of the following activities carried out by one or more workers: lifting, holding, putting down, pushing, pulling, carrying or moving of a load. The load can be animate (a person or animal) or inanimate (an object). Though decreasing lately, the rate of workers...
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the most common workrelated problem in Europe. Almost 24 % of the EU-25 workers report suffering from backache and 22 % complain about muscular pains. Both conditions are more prevalent in the new Member States, 39 % and 36 % respectively.