Germany: A systematic approach to preventing MSDs

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Germany: A systematic approach to preventing MSDs

Germany: A systematic approach to preventing MSDs

Type of item
Case study
Country
Il-Ġermanja
Languages

English

Provider
Provider (English)
EU OSHA
Provider (Original)
EU OSHA

Description

This case study highlights Germany’s holistic approach to tackling musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), facilitated by a comprehensive legal framework. MSDs are the most common cause of absence from work in Germany, and preventing them is one of the priorities of the Joint German Occupational Safety and Health Strategy. The development and implementation of this strategy involves multiple stakeholders — the federal government, federal states and accident insurance institutions, as well as trade associations, safety experts and occupational physicians — enabling a multifaceted, collaborative approach.

This case study highlights Germany’s holistic approach to tackling musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), facilitated by a comprehensive legal framework. MSDs are the most common cause of absence from work in Germany, and preventing them is one of the priorities of the Joint German Occupational Safety and Health Strategy. The development and implementation of this strategy involves multiple stakeholders — the federal government, federal states and accident insurance institutions, as well as trade associations, safety experts and occupational physicians — enabling a multifaceted, collaborative approach.

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English

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Sector / Indrustry covered
Mhux speċifiku għas-Settur
Hazards
Tqandil manwali tat-tagħbija
Perikli psikosoċjali/ta’ stress
Movimenti/xogħol ripetittiv(i)
L-użu ta’ Apparat ta’ Wiri fuq Skrin
Health effects
Uġigħ jew korriment fid-dahar
Disturbi fil-parti ta’ fuq tad-dirgħajn
Disturbi fil-parti t’isfel tad-dirgħajn
Disturbi fl-għonq u l-ispallejn
Worker groups covered (vulnerable groups etc.)
Kollha (l-ebda grupp speċifiku)
Prevention measures
Eliminazzjoni tal-perikli
Titjib fit-tekniki ta’ xogħol individwali (eż. pożizzjonijiet ta’ tqandil manwali)
Pariri u miżuri sempliċi
Miżuri tekniċi eż. tagħmir ergonomiku
Aġġustamenti wara assenza minħabba korriment/mard
Purpose of the material
Taħriġ
Messaġġ ta’ twissija/Allert
Informazzjoni ġenerali
Sensibilizzazzjoni
Gwida
Valutazzjoni tar-riskju
Target audience
Kollha (l-ebda udjenza fil-mira speċifika)
Priority area
Fatti u ċifri
Prevenzjoni
Riskji psikosoċjali
Year
2020