A gender-sensitive approach to MSD prevention in a printing company

Tip: 
Case study
Country: 
EU
Franza
Languages: 
English
Provider: 
EU-OSHA

Deskrizzjoni

This report includes Case 5.1: A French printing company needing to address the MSDs and absenteeism affecting its mainly female staff in its finishing workshop. They obtained help from the regional association for the improvement of working conditions (ARACT). Ergonomic solutions were put in place to reduce the physical strain among finishing assistants; changes to improve career development were also proposed. A holistic approach to analysing where the problems lay included looking at the career progression of men and women. Due to women's lack of career progression their exposure to poor ergonomic conditions in the finishing workshop was found to be long term.

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Language of original language description: 
English

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Attivitajiet ta' stampar u ta' servizz relatati ma' l-istampar
Perikli: 
Pożizzjonijiet skomdi
Movimenti/xogħol ripetittiv(i)
Health effects: 
Uġigħ jew korriment fid-dahar
Disturbi fil-parti ta’ fuq tad-dirgħajn
Disturbi fl-għonq u l-ispallejn
Prevention measures: 
Eliminazzjoni tal-perikli
Tnaqqis/minimizzazzjoni tar-riskju permezz ta’ miżuri organizzattivi, eż. it-tnaqqis tal-għadd ta’ ħaddiema esposti, ir-rotazzjoni tax-xogħol
Oħrajn
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.): 
Nisa
Purpose of the material: 
Valutazzjoni tar-riskju
Udjenza fil-mira: 
Impjegaturi
Maniġers
Uffiċjali tas-sikurezza
Konsulent tal-OSH
Priority area: 
Prevenzjoni
Diversità tal-ħaddiema
Date of Publication / Year : 
2014