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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Psychosocial risk factors are a significant cause of ill-health in many workplaces. This article shows how they can also contribute to the development of MSDs as well as their adverse effect on mental well-being.
These resources are to enable organisations to use Napo films to raise awareness about health and safety topics (including MSDs) within groups of their own staff and supply chains. The resources will enable organisations to deliver advice on health and safety topics, and will help generate...
This practical infographic provides simple advice on sitting at your desk and tips on moving.
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...
Sedentary lifestyle is one of the main causes for non-communicable diseases, so being at home for several days and weeks means not only protection from COVID-19 but also an increased risk for non-communicable diseases, e.g. for degenerative diseases of the spine and joints.
This infosheet provides a simple explanation of chronic rheumatic and musculoskeletal disorders (RMDs) and highlights the importance of ensuring that people with such conditions are supported to remain in work or return to work through workplace accommodations — particularly as RMDs become more...