Ergonomics in the workplace – cleaning industry

Tip: 
Visual resources
Guides & Tools
Country: 
Il-Ġermanja
Languages: 
German
Provider: 
German protestant office for occupational health and safety - EFAS

Deskrizzjoni

Cleaning activities can be physically demanding and should be done without exposing workers to the risks of work-related musculoskeletal diseases (MSD). However, cleaners are at risk of developing MSDs as a result of their work. There are various solutions that can be used in order to modify tasks or the environment to prevent MSDs in cleaners. This brochure draws attention to the work situation of cleaning staff and gives tips for improving the work situation and ergonomic stress.

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Language of original language description: 
German

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Attivitajiet ta' tindif
Perikli: 
Pożizzjonijiet skomdi
Ambjent tax-xogħol ħażin, eż. dawl
Organizzazzjoni tax-xogħol ħażina
Health effects: 
Uġigħ jew korriment fid-dahar
MSDs mhux speċifikati
Prevention measures: 
Titjib fit-tekniki ta’ xogħol individwali (eż. pożizzjonijiet ta’ tqandil manwali)
Miżuri tekniċi eż. tagħmir ergonomiku
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Nisa
Oħrajn
Purpose of the material: 
Informazzjoni ġenerali
Sensibilizzazzjoni
Gwida
Udjenza fil-mira: 
Impjegaturi
Ħaddiema
Tip ta’ Riżors viżwali: 
Fuljett/Ktejjeb
Priority area: 
Prevenzjoni
Date of Publication / Year : 
2012