There is strong evidence that psychosocial and organisational factors raise the risk of MSDs, especially when combined with physical risks. This discussion paper gives an overview of the prevalence of MSDs in Europe and looks at the case of Italy, where a growing phenomenon of MSDs in the workplace...
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 case study outlines ErgoPar (Ergonomía participativa), a participatory ergonomics approach developed in Spain. The key feature of ErgoPar is that it should involve all company stakeholders, such as top and middle management, different groups of workers and safety experts in identifying work...
This case study looks at a participatory intervention at an ophthalmic lens manufacturing site in Ireland to reduce MSD risks for maintenance technicians. An internal safety and health coordinator organised the intervention that involved both maintenance technicians and machine operators.
This case study looks at how participatory workshops for childcare workers can help them to identify, analyse and find solutions to MSD-related risks. Occupational safety and health advisors and a research team in Denmark co-developed a participatory ergonomics intervention project.
This info sheet presents advice for effective worker participation in MSD prevention. Workers and/or their representatives should be involved in all stages of MSD risk assessment and prevention, including spotting hazards, assessing risks, and choosing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating...
Practical and visual course teaching the best way to use all the different devices we might see each day so that we don’t hurt ourselves. The course covers things like computers, laptops, tablets, games consoles and smart phones. It takes around 10 minutes to complete.
This factsheet provides information about the health problems, health hazards related to working in a standind positions. It also provides recommendations for improving workplace design and how to reduce the effects of working in this posture.