This brochure provides advice for lifting right in the case of personal transfer within the care sector. It has examples of risky situations and what to consider in risk assessments. Good ergonomics are important. The brochure is also available in English (PDF).
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 brochure is about what employers and employees are responsible for preventing injuries due to incorrect or inappropriate loads. It includes a checklist for helping identify 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 fact sheet highlights the key findings of the EU-OSHA’s ’Back to Work’ report, which focuses on the retention, reintegration and rehabilitation of workers with MSDs. It comes in two parts: a literature review on the effectiveness of work-related interventions, and an overview of policy...
Almost two thirds of EU workers report being exposed to repetitive hand and arm movements, and a quarter to vibrations from tools - significant risk factors for work-related neck and upper limb disorders (WRULDs). Many workers, in a wide range of jobs, develop WRULDs and they are the most common...
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.